Emperor Scorpion

The body of the scorpion is black and divided into two main sections. These are the cephalothorax and the abdomen. The abdomen is further subdivided, and includes a large section that makes up the tail. The tail also is divided into four to five sections and at the endmost point of the "tail" is a stinger. There are four pairs of yellow and black striped legs and two claws that are used for prey capture, battle and mating rituals. Most of the scorpion's body is covered with small hairs that act as sensory equipment. Euscorpius flavicaudis shares its features with virtually all other species of scorpions, but is unique due to its incredibly small size. As an adult the scorpion ranges in size from 35-45 mm in length. There is no sexual dimorphism (Benton, 18 May 1991; Highfield and August 14, 1995; Hjelle et al., 1990).