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They belong to the class Arachnida, and the order Scorpiones.
Scorpions are eight legged venemous invertebrates. They are related to spiders, mites,ticks.
They are most prolific and diverse in warm habitat, scorpions have adapted to a wide range of environments, including plains and savannahs, deciduous forests, mountainous pine forests, rain forests and caves. Scorpions have been found at elevations of over 12,000 feet in the Andes Mountains in South America, Central America, North America and in the Himalayas of Asia
Yes thats me holding this most excellent creature
Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011