Emperor Scorpion

The Emperor scorpion is not only one of the largest scorpions in the world, but also is one of the most famous scorpion species known to day. They are usually dark blue or bright black in color, yet when they are done molting they exhibit a beautiful golden color.

The hairs that cover the emperor scorpion’s pincers and tail allow them to discover prey by detecting vibrations in the air and on the grounds. They also have sensory organs that help them move around. Despite their large appearance, it’s poison is not lethal to humans. Their venom is actually under research because scientist believe it has properties against malaria and other harmful bacteria.

 

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME PANDINUS IMPERATOR
WHERE IN THE WILD?
OPEN SAVANNAHS AND TROPICAL FORESTS OF WEST AFRICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
INSECTS, ARTHROPODS AND SMALL INVERTEBRATES
LIFE EXPECTANCY
: 5-8 YEARS