DID YOU KNOW?
• Lychas mucronatus is considered the most ornate representative of the genus Lychas
• It is considered the most widespread and common scorpion species across Southeast Asia along with Liocheles australasiae
• Their appearance on Rakata Kecil (Indonesia) after the island was effectively sterilized by the Krakatau eruption of 1883 (Vachon 1988), demonstrates its potential as a cosmopolitan species; taking advantage of human commute among other means to spread beyond its’ range to distant lands.
• Various regional cultures have utilized them as ingredients in traditional medicines or simply as food; it is considered a delicacy in China, Thailand, and Vietnam, served freshly grilled. They are even processed, packaged, and sold as light snacks in some supermarkets in Bangkok.