Full name: Chubb’s Lesser Thicktail (Uroplectes chubbi)
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A small scorpion under 5 cm with the tail extended. It is yellow to orange with a dark back that usually has some yellow pattern down the centre of the back. The tail and legs are usually a lighter orange compared to the body. The pincers and the last two segments of the tail are usually black in colour.
In South Africa it is only found in the Limpopo province in the east up to the Soutpansberg and to the Botswana border in the west. It is found under rocks and debris usually on hard soils. It is also active on warm nights.
It may be confused with other Lesser Thick-tailed Scorpions.
The sting of this species may cause pain but is not medically important.