Deathstalker Facts and Information
- It is scorpion species and a member of buthidae family.
- Deathstalker is from the genus Leiurus.
- They are generally yellow in colour with length ranging from 32 to 79 mm.
- Other names for Deathstalker scorpion are Israeli yellow scorpion, Israeli desert scorpion, Omdurman scorpion and Palestine yellow scorpion.
- Deathstalker venom has very powerful and strong mixture of neurotoxin with lethal dose.
- It is mostly found in scrubland and desert areas. Countries where deathstalker is mostly found are Israel, Algeria, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Turkey.
- It has the life span from 4 to 25 years.
- Deathstalkers prey on grasshoppers, crickets, mealworms and other large insects.
- Female deathstalkers are larger than male deathstalkers.
- They are the most aggressive scorpions in the world.
- Scorpions inject their all venom on its first attack into their prey and enemy body which results into quick death of its prey and enemy.
- Unlike other scorpions deathstalker pincers are weak and because of weaker pincers they usually attack their prey and enemies through their sting very quickly.
- Just behind the Indian red scorpion, deathstalker scorpion is the world 2nd dangerous poisonous scorpion.
- If the person is stung by the deathstalker, it causes extreme pain, paralysis and some time it causes death due to respiratory &amp; heart failure.
Black Widow Facts and Information
- Black widow is the spider species and a member of theridiidae family.
- Black widow also known as southern black widow is of black shiny colour with small red marking on rounded abdomen.
- It is having a genus Latrodectus and it is the most venomous spider in its genus.
- Female Black widow length varies from 32 to 38 mm and 6.5 mm in diameter, while males are almost half of the female black widow spider.
- Black widow spiders are mostly found in USA, Canada and Dominican Republic.
- It’s venom is 15 time stronger and dangerous than rattle snake.
- Black widow spider is the most venomous spiders of North America.
- After mating, female black widow spider kills and eats the male spider that’s why they are known as black widow spider.
- Like deathstalker, female black widow spiders are larger than male black widows.
- Life span for female black widow is 3 years and for male it is 3 or 4 months because they were killed by female black widow.
- There are few natural predators and enemies of black widow which are spider wasp, blue mud dauber, mantis and centipede.
- Black widow spider only bites human if he/she found himself/herself in danger which means it bites only for his self defense.
- For humans, bite of female black widow is more dangerous than male black widow and if no medical facility is given to the patient then it result into death of the patient. It is rare case in which person found dead of biting by black widow spider.
Death Stalker vs Black Widow Comparison Table
|Average Length||1.2–3.0 in||1/2 in|
|Average Weight||1.0 to 2.5 g||1 g|
|Area||Middle East and North Africa||Widow spiders can be found on every continent of the world except Antarctica|
|Habitat||They generally reside under rocks or in abandoned burrows of other animals.||Black widow spiders are found in the warm, dry parts of the world and prefer to spin their webs in dark, sheltered spots close to the ground.|
|Venom||The sting from the Deathstalker Scorpion is painful but few people die from it||The female black widow has unusually large venom glands and her bite can be particularly harmful to humans.|
|Average Life Span||From 4 to 25 years||1-2 months (males), up to 3 years (females)|
Death Stalker vs Black Widow
No doubt that both Deathstalker and Black widow are highly venomous but according to videos of fight between Scorpion vs Black widow, Deathstalker is victorious and 8 out of 10 fights are won by Deathstalker Scorpion. Though it is difficult to tell who is going to win the fight in their natural habitat but still 70% of vote goes to Deathstalker Scorpion.
Here is the video of Death Stalker vs Black Widow fight
Comparisons of the other venomous creatures.