Unsuspecting insects drawn by a light may be in for a surprise—a glowing scorpion waiting to eat them.
For its next trick, a scorpion can do something else few animals can do: glow in ultraviolet light.
That's because of fluorescent chemicals in its body.
Why...nobody knows...but one theory is to attract insects that see in UV light...like a moth to a flame.
This moth is lured toward the glow.
Sensitive hairs on the scorpion's claws detect the flap of the moth's wings.
As the moth gets closer, vibrations intensify.
Hyper-sensitive body parts give this scorpion a powerful ground game.