An adult Chinese armor-tail scorpion
|Common names:||Chinese scorpion, Armor-tail scorpion, Chinese armor-tail scorpion, Chinese golden scorpion, Manchurian scorpion|
|Size:||3 inches long|
|Color:||Tan or yellow appendages with black or dark-colored body|
|Defense:||Pincers, venomous sting (non-fatal)|
|Cooking method:||Fried, grilled|
|Toxicity:||Contains non-fatal venom when raw|
Chinese armor-tailed scorpions are found in Northern China as well as parts of Korea, Japan, and Magnolia. A study of Chinese scorpions found specimens between Guide in the west, Beipiao in the north, Wafangian in the east, and Hubei in the south. They prefer warm and dry areas, especially those with sparse vegetation.
Find scorpion recipes on Entomophagy Wiki.
The scorpions have been red-listed in China due to over-exploitation by humans. Most specimens which are available for sale are captive bred and do not effect the indigenous populations. This species may require a license in Singapore, though it is clear whether the license pertains to the sale of scorpions, or the owning of scorptions.
It is possible to purchase this species prepared for human consumption. Finding live scorpions is difficult, or maybe impossible.
- Chinese Yellow Scorpion Candy Lolly (http://www.thailandunique.com/edible-insects-bugs/scorpion-lolly-candy)
- Edible Chinese Armor Tail Scorpions (http://www.thailandunique.com/edible-insects-bugs/chinese-edible-scorpions)