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A doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovers the tiny Wernerius inyoensis during a nighttime search of the park. Don't worry, Angelenos: The elusive species may live underground and is likely to be found in dry, sandy habitats.
Wernerius inyoensis is tiny — just over half an inch long — and may live underground.
Matthew Graham, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovered it during a nighttime search of the park, using a special ultraviolet light that made the animal glow in the dark. Scorpions have chemicals in their exoskeletons that fluoresce under UV light.