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Heterometrus swammerdami ??
A Large, aggressive scorpion with robust build. May be the biggest scorpion. This scorpions are mainly seen during excavation work as they prefer to stay in underground burrows during day. preys on insects and spiders. Even though usually not fatal, does have a very potent sting. Prefer to catch prey with their very strong claws and once they get a good hold, the prey has a very slim chance of escape before the mandibles begins to do their work. They florescence a bright turquoise under U V light. The last picture shows some florescence as I took it by mobile which some how was able to get it. Size about 18 cm including the tail.
Spotted during farming work, when soil was excavated.