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Photos of UAE scorpions and spiders

Update 17 Sep 2022: Smugmug, the host of our photos, have corrupted some of the links below. If you click on a species, and a broken link appear, please go directly to the Spiders & Scorpions page by clicking here


Scorpions Buthidae C. L. Koch, 1837

Arabian Fat-tailed Scorpion Androctonus crassicauda

Apistobuthus pterygocercus

Androctonus crassicauda

Buthacus nigroaculeatus

Buthacus williamsi 

Compsobuthus arabicus

Compsobuthus maindroni

Compsobuthus sp. novae 1

Compsobuthus sp. novae 2

Hottentotta jayakari

Leiurus quinquestriatus ? (introduced)

Orthochirus glabrifrons

Orthochirus innesi

Odontobuthus sp. novae

Vachoniolus globimanus

(Parabuthus liosoma) - misidentified


Scorpions Hemiscorpiidae Pocock, 1893

Hemiscorpius maindroni


Scorpions Scorpionidae Latreille, 1802

Nebo omanensis


Un-identified scorpions



Argiope sp.

Wadicosa fidelis

Argiope sp.

Un-identified Redback Spider

Thomisus sp.

Lycosidae family

Plexippus paykulii

Palpimanidae family

Spider #1

Spider #2

Un-identified crab spiders

Un-identified jumping spiders

Un-identified spiders


See also

Camel spider 1, Solifugae

Camel spider 2, Solifugae

Camel spider 3, Galeodes arabs

Un-identified Camel Spider

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