Flat Rock Scorpion

Hadogenes sp.

To escape the heat of the day and the attention of predators, a flat rock scorpion hides among the rocks. Its flattened body allows it to squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices. At night, the scorpion emerges to chase down small animals for dinner, using its powerful pincers to grab and crush prey.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lengthLength: Up to 8 in
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 25 to 30 yrs
ecological roleEcological Role: Predator
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Rocky outcrops
dietDiet: Insects, spiders, and other scorpions