Full name: Olive Lesser-Thicktail Scorpion (Uroplectes olivaceus)
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A small scorpion under 5 cm with the tail extended. A black to dark blue scorpion with banded legs and pincers with yellow to orange bands. The joints of the legs and pincers are usually light yellow to orange.
It is found from around Hluhluwe in KZN, through Swaziland and eastern Mpumalanga to Limpopo and into Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 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, especially Uropectes flavoviridis and the dark form of Uroplectes triangulifer.
The sting of this species may cause pain but is not medically important.