Name: Asian forest scorpion

Scientific Name: Heterometrus Spinifer

Classification: Arachnid

Lifespan: 6 - 8 years

Threats: Loss of habitat. Some species of spiders, birds, bats, parasitic wasps, centipedes, lizards and even other scorpions.

Distribution: India to Malaysia.

Habitat: Rainforest

Appearance: Dark blue or bright black color with some areas in brown and a gritty texture. 

Diet & Feeding: Feeds on insects, arthropods, and small invertebrates.

Social Behaviour: The Asian forest scorpion does not live socially.

Males and females: Differences between male and females are often extremely subtle.

Number of young: 15 - 40

Interesting fact: Pain-wise, it’s sting has been likened to that of a bee and some people may have  an allergic reaction to the venom.

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