Whip Scorpions


The whip scorpions, or vinegaroons, often are thought to be deadly—they are not. They might give a good pinch and an odor of acetic acid, otherwise known as vinegar, but that is a long way from deadly. The "whip" that gives the whip scorpions their common name, is sensory in nature, not a defensive organ.

Order Uropygi: Whip Scorpions

Family Thelyphonidae

Mastigoproctus giganteus


Last Update: 13 Mar 2009