Today I captured a small scorpion near Otates, Veracruz, Mexico. One species I hadn't seen before, and I consider this specimen a real beauty.
The scorpion is quite small, about just over one inch from head to end of tail. The colors are very nice, and shiny, almost like the scorpion has a layer of varnish. It was hiding under a large boulder close to the dirt road Esme and I were following. In the same area we found also several Centruroides gracilis (Florida bark scorpion), and two Tarantula species.
I know very little about how to identify scorpions. My best guess would be that this scorpion is a Diplocentrus species. I decided to ask the members of the scorpion section of Arachnoboards if they can identify this little scorpion.
Note: the scorpion has been identified as Diplocentrus bereai by Oscar F. Francke.