oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Fluorescence in Arthropoda

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Dr. Geoffrey Bond, Geologist at the National Museum, Bulawayo, recently informed me that the fluorescence of scorpions in ultraviolet radiation was a fact well known to many field mineralogists and geologists. At my request he kindly agreed to follow up the matter, and in May 1952, wrote to say that he had tested a number of preserved scorpions of the genera Parabuthus, Uroplectes, Hadogenes, and Opisthophthalmus in the collections of the National Museum at Bulawayo with positive results. A number of tests with various species of scorpions in the spirit collection of the Natal Museum confirmed all Dr. Bond's observations.

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