Full name: Rough Burrower (Opistophthalmus glabifrons)
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A large scorpion of around 12 cm with the tail extended. It is dark brown to light brown and even dark orange/yellow in colour with light yellow legs. The head is usually light brown in colour. The pincers are pale brown with dark tips.
It is found throughout the eastern half of South Africa from Mpumalanga, western Swaziland, Gauteng, North-west and north into Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is a burrowing species that burrows under rocks and in open grasslands. It is also active on warm nights.
It is found in the grassland and bushveld habitats usually in rocky areas.
It may be confused with other Burrower Scorpions.
The sting of this species may cause pain but is not medically important.