Scorpion under UV light

Title Info
Common name Scorpion
Scientific name Scorpiones
Taxonomic group Arachnida
Level Order
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Selection
Selection Morphology
Change over time Life cycles
Behavior Social; Parental
Organisms Animals
Animals Arachnids
Date July 06, 2004

Scorpion and young glowing under UV light. Scorpions, as can be seen here, fluoresce when placed under ultraviolet light. Biologists use battery-powered UV lights to look for them in the field. Scientists are not yet sure why they fluoresce. Compare with the image under normal light.