Home Range: Southern and Eastern Africa.
Habitat: Savannas and semi-arid habitats in rock crevices and under bark.
Wild Diet: This is a “sit and wait” predator that eats other invertebrates but may eat small frogs and lizards.
Life Span: Approximately 5 years.
Do you know? Whipscorpions are arachnids, meaning they have 8 legs, but don’t be fooled! Their pincers are actually extensions of their mouthparts. The classic “whips” (where the whipscorpion gets its name) are a pair of modified sensory legs, and they use them to explore their surroundings.