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