Name: Asian forest scorpion
Scientific Name: Heterometrus Spinifer
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.
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.