The deathstalker is a specie of scorpion and a member of the Buthidae family. These groups consist of some of the most dangerous venomous scorpions on the world. The deathstalker is also known as the Palestine yellow scorpion, Omdurman, or Naqab desert scorpion. Since this guy can be highly aggressive, it’s better for all of us to admire this animal from a safe distance!


Where does the deathstalker live?

This walking danger is, like the black mamba, found in desert habitats ranging from North Africa to the Middle East. A wide sweep of the territory is covered, such as a variety of desserts, such as the Sahara, along with Central Asia, all the way to Egypt, Ethiopia, Kazahstan, and even India! Our scorpion prefers arid and semi-arid areas, deserts, and scrubland.

Size and appearance.

Although small, the scorpion is extremely dangerous, so don’t let the size fool you. The color varies from a pale yellow to a rich yellow and green. Moreover, this animal also has horizontal grayish stripes sparse with orange or yellow color. The length is between 1 and 4 inches, with females being larger than males, due to the reproduction.


What does the deathstalker eat?

This nocturnal walking death feeds on small insects, spiders, centipedes, and earthworms. It will also eat other scorpions, even engaging in cannibalism! The scorpion hides under the stones and wood, waiting to ambush the prey. Speed, camouflage, and the ability to detect vibrations using sensory hairs provide our dangerous friend the best hunting skills.

The venom.

The deathstalker is one of the most venomous scorpions. Its venom is a powerful mixture of neurotoxins, with a low lethal dose. Although the scorpion’s sting is extremely painful, it can’t be fatal for a healthy human. However, young children, elderly or sick people can be in great danger if stung.

Once the prey is ambushed, the scorpion uses its large pincers to crush and weaken the victim. If it fights back, the powerful stinger is next, and the deadly venom is released. When the job is done, our fierce predator uses its pincers to bring it toward their mouth and eat it. 

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