Asian Forest Scorpion Heterometrus spinifer

Asian Forest Scorpion
Asian Forest Scorpion
Asian Forest Scorpion
The Asian Forest Scorpion, also called Giant Blue Forest Scorpion, is native to leaf litter of forests of much of Southeast Asia. A large scorpion, it grows to some 10-12cm long and, in normal light, is shiny black. Unlike some scorpions, its venom, in the sting at the end of its tail, although painful, is not usually too harmful to humans. Its pinchers can give a strong nip.
Asian Forest Scorpion
Asian Forest Scorpion
Asian Forest Scorpion
Like other scorpions, its black body glows turquoise under ultraviolet light. It is mainly nocturnal and prey is mainly other invertebrates.