The Rainforest Scorpion is a strange scorpion because it’s very small, it has a tiny tail and massive claws (believe me!), and glows in UV light. How cool is that? Scientists think it glows in the dark to attract prey. Little insects like moths that see in UV (ultraviolet) light see the scorpion glowing and are drawn to it in the same way that a moth is attracted to a street light at night. This is because they use the moon to navigate and any bright shining object is often mistaken for the moon. When the moth comes close enough the Rainforest Scorpion jumps up and grabs it with its enormous claws (chelae). The scorpion then uses its claw-like chelicerae (mouth-parts) to excrete enzymes that break down the body of its prey – in this case a moth – and turn it into soup!