• Photo taken Locality: Egypt
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Fat tailed scorpion
Scorpions
Arachnids
Animals
Arthropods
Desert ecosystem

Photo showing the Fat-tailed scorpion, Androctonus australis, fluorescing. Scorpions fluoresce under UV light. They are mainly nocturnal animals. Due to their ability to fluoresce, scientists can easily study them in nature during the night.