The striped bark scorpion is an extremely common scorpion found throughout the midsection of the United States and northern Mexico. It is perhaps the most frequently encountered scorpion in the U.S. A medium-sized scorpion that is rarely longer than 70 mm, the striped bark scorpion is a uniform pale-yellow scorpion that can be identified by two dark, longitudinal stripes on its carapace with a dark triangular above the ocular tubercle.
The striped bark scorpion spends a substantial amount of its time on the ground and can be found in under rock and surface debris. Thousands of people are stung each year by this scorpion, while barefoot or accidentally making contact with the scorpion in houses and other man-made structures. While a sting from striped bark scorpions very rarely deadly, it is painful and causes localized swelling.