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The Florida Bark Scorpion is capable of inflicting a painful, but not lethal, sting to anyone unlucky enough to contact it.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Florida is host to many unique animal species, some of which are less than pleasant. The latter variety are mostly insects: fire ants, mosquitoes, love bugs and gnats, all of which are hard to imagine a use for.

Non-poisonous spiders are finally being recognized as an insect of purpose, and occasionally spared, but when a person comes across a scorpion, the reaction is rarely in favor of the arachnid. Despite its sinister appearance and painful sting, the scorpion is a beneficial bug! Read the full article here.