A new scorpion species, Vaejovis deboerae, sp. nov., is described and placed in the “mexicanus” group of the genus Vaejovis. They are small light yellowish brown scorpions found in the Santa Catalina Mountains, one of the sky islands of southern Arizona. They are closely related to V. vorhiesi Stahnke. The original description of V. vorhiesi Stahnke, 1940 and redescription (Graham, 2007), state that they are found in the Huachuca and Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona. No specimens from the Santa Catalina Mountains were included in the redescription based on the lack of adequate material. The redescription stated “…the Santa Catalina Mountains scorpions definitely warrant further study if specimens become available.” This description of a new species is based on ample specimens now being available.
Ayrey, R. F. 2009 . Sky Island Vaejovis: A new species (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, No. 86: 1-12.