Asian blue forest scorpion

Heterometrus cyaneus

''Heterometrus cyaneus'', the Asian blue forest scorpion, is a species of scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae.
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Appearance

''H. cyaneus'' can reach a length of 12–15 cm . These scorpions are dark black, with blue reflections. The body is strongly granulated. This species is classified as harmful, as the sting causes moderate to severe pain, but without further consequences.
Asian blue forest scorpion - UV mixed sideview Specimen of 15cm, with tail included. Originally from Java.

Its hard to imagine prey having any chance of detecting this species. It lies in darkness, motionless, whilst being very dark in appearance. It can't be spotted visually or by movement (vibrations), as they don't move. When prey is scarce, scorpions are able to slow down their metabolism and survive an entire year on a single insect. Yet still can strike instantly from this low energy state.

This series shows it with normal light, mixed light (UV + weak LED) and only UV.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118114/asian_blue_forest_scorpion.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118115/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_frontal.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118116/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_tail_venom_bulb_stinger.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118117/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_pedipals_pincers.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118118/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_venom_bulb_stinger.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118119/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118120/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_full_body.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118121/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_fused_head_and_thorax.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118122/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_sideview.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118123/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_closeup.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118124/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_-_frontal.html
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Distribution

This species is native to Borneo, the Philippines, and Indonesia. It can be found in tropical rainforests and wetland forests, usually under stones or fallen trees.
Asian blue forest scorpion - UV (fused head and thorax) Specimen of 15cm, with tail included. Originally from Java.

Its hard to imagine prey having any chance of detecting this species. It lies in darkness, motionless, whilst being very dark in appearance. It can't be spotted visually or by movement (vibrations), as they don't move. When prey is scarce, scorpions are able to slow down their metabolism and survive an entire year on a single insect. Yet still can strike instantly from this low energy state.

This series shows it with normal light, mixed light (UV + weak LED) and only UV.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118114/asian_blue_forest_scorpion.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118115/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_frontal.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118116/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_tail_venom_bulb_stinger.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118117/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_pedipals_pincers.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118118/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_venom_bulb_stinger.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118119/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118120/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_full_body.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118121/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_fused_head_and_thorax.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118122/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_sideview.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118123/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_closeup.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/118124/asian_blue_forest_scorpion_-_uv_mixed_-_frontal.html
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Habitat

This species is native to Borneo, the Philippines, and Indonesia. It can be found in tropical rainforests and wetland forests, usually under stones or fallen trees.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderScorpiones
FamilyScorpionidae
GenusHeterometrus
SpeciesH. cyaneus