Principal road 31 in the north of Ouarzazate (7
found : Buthus occitanus
It's at the crossing of 2 roads,
at 20 meters of the edge of this one, the scorpions
are found (blue arrows) under the large stones.
The ground was rather wet because it had rained
a little front. Without any possible protection,
this place is sunny morning at the evening, with
heats of more than 30°C. The ground consists
of a coarse sand with many stones of all sizes.
It's astonishing to find so close to the road,
a so great quantity of scorpion, but most astonishing
is that at the other side of this road, we can't
find any scorpion, and the ground seems exactly
Principal road 31 in the south of Ouarzazate
(20 km approx.).
found : Hottentotta
An oasis at
50 m of the roadside. The vegetation is composed
for the majority of palm trees and oleander
. It's at the foot of a solid mass of an oleander,
under a stone of small size, and
at the bottom of a cavity of less than 10 cm
length, that the scorpion was. The ground was
rather wet because well sheltered by the shade
of the vegetation and with the presence of a
near little water pond. Presence of much of insects
but also of lizards, toads
and small mammals.
Valley of Drâa, principal road 31. In the
north of Zagora close to El Had.
found : Orthochirus
At approximately 150 meters of the
roadside. This place is between the palm plantation
which borders Drâa and the road. This part
is at the very least arid and private of vegetable
life. Only the kind of bush, present on photography,
protects the ground from the sun. Three specimens
are collected under three stones of small sizes
(blue arrows) on less than one meter. No presence
of potential prey was discovered during research,
exept some ants.