Scorpions of Southern Africa

To most people… Scorpions are highly venomous creatures to be killed on-sight. This presentation uncovers an unknown world of scorpions right at your feet. Jonathan delves into why some scorpions are more venomous than others, shelters, activity patterns, venomosity and identification.


  • Perceptions.
  • Anatomy.
  • Venom.
  • Drivers of venomosity.
  • Males and females.
  • Courtship.
  • Prey and predators.
  • Shelters and activity patterns.
  • Scorpion Identification.
  • Southern African scorpions.
  • Medically important species.
  • Conservation.

Suitable for

  • Conservation groups.
  • Special interest groups.


  • 1 hour.