The black scorpion Heterometrus longimanus of the Scorpionidae family. This type is usually identified as the Asian forest scorpion, typically found in tropical Asian regions. Black scorpions typically live under rocks or logs and though they spend a lot of time above ground, preying on insects for food. Asian forest scorpions are often confused with ordinary black scorpions or Malaysian forest scorpions Heterometrus spinifer. The two are similar but they are distinct species.
Black scorpions' venom is usually not lethal but packs a strong sting. A black scorpion is large, often around 10 cm in length.