Figure 7: Androctonus bicolor.
Androctonus bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828
Diagnosis: Dark brown to olive black. The colour of
the terminal segments of the legs and pedipalps are light brown. Prosoma:
crests are distinct, Mesosoma: densely granulated with distinct tergal crests.
Metasoma: median lateral keels of segments two and three are developed and
possess few granules. Pectines with 23-29 teeth in males and 19-24 in females.
Measurements: Total length may reach 9cm, prosoma
6.9mm, mesosoma 15.6mm., metasoma 33.2mm.
Habitat and distribution: This species is known from
few localities. El-Hennawy (1988) reported it from Ma'an, Aqaba and Petra, and
Amr and El-Oran (1994) indicated a locality from Karak and Kovařík and
Whitman (2004) from Wadi Rum.