Malaysian forest scorpion

Malaysian forest scorpion

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Credit: LAWRENCE LAWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Malaysian forest scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer). This burrowing scorpion is native to the rain forests of Malaysia. It is mainly nocturnal, feeding on spiders and insects. The long, curled abdomen bears a sting (upper left) that is used to paralyse or kill prey held in the large pincers (upper right and lower centre).

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Keywords: animal, arachnid, arachnida, forest scorpion, heterometrus spinifer, invertebrates, malaysia, malaysian, nature, nocturnal, pincer, pincers, poison, poisonous, predator, predatory, scorpionida, sting, tail, toxic, toxin, wildlife, zoology

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