Escorpião-preto

The Escorpião-preto (Tityus bahiensis) also known as Escorpião-marrom is a scorpion in the Atlantic Coast and Cerrado in Central Brazil. It measures 6 inches long, has a very dark color and brown paws. The species is responsible, in Brazil, the largest number of cases of scorpion poisoning in rural areas. The Escorpião-preto ranges from 5 to 7 cm. Unlike most spiders, this species of scorpion the males are generally larger. The Escorpião-preto usually feed on cockroaches, crickets, spiders, and even insect larvae.