Imperial Scorpion Pandinus imperator

Imperial Scorpion
Imperial Scorpion
The Imperial Scorpion, also called the Emperor Scorpion, is native to scrub, forest and grasslands of West Africa.
Imperial Scorpion
Imperial Scorpion
Imperial Scorpion
One of the largest scorpions, it grows to some 20cm long. Unlike some scorpions, its venom, in the sting at the end of its tail, is not usually too harmful to humans. Its pinchers can give a strong nip.
Imperial Scorpion
Imperial Scorpion
Imperial Scorpion The whitish flanks stretch when pregnant.
Like other scorpions, its black body glows turquoise or green under ultraviolet light. Prey is mainly termites and other invertebrates.