Kara Evans of Moore Park took to social media to seek advice on what species this scorpion was and whether it was poisonous. Photo: contributed
Kara Evans of Moore Park took to social media to seek advice on what species this scorpion was and whether it was poisonous. Photo: contributed contributed

Scorpions in Moore Park

A MOORE Park mother took to Facebook, seeking information after finding a scorpion hiding in her daughter's room.

She said she was shocked and had lived in the area for a year and had not seen any before.

"It was underneath a towel on her door," Ms Evans said.

In the Facebook post, Ms Evans asked if anyone knew if it was poisonous.

There was a response from Facebooker Serena Curnock, saying they had an incredibly painful sting but it was not life threatening.

Another Facebooker said it was a marble scorpion, which was common to the area.

A Queensland Museum fact sheet with a photo confirmed it was a marbled scorpion (lychas variatus) and it was common throughout Queensland.

"This is a small, slender mottled scorpion that is widespread throughout coastal Queensland ," it stated.

"Although no Australian scorpions are known to be dangerously venomous, a lychas species (lychas marmoreus) which commonly enters houses... is responsible for the majority of severely painful stings in Australia."



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