Euscorpius flavicaudis is an ambush predator. They lie safely and quietly at the entrance to their home, moving quickly to retrieve prey that has unfortunately wandered past. The main prey of E. flavicaudis are woodlice, although most small insects will do. Canabalism has been noted in colonies of E. flavicaudis, the larger scorpion always wins, and the smaller scorpion is then eaten. It is during these intense battles and while in pusuit of prey that the scorpions poisonous sting is used. Scorpions may go long periods of time without food. Scorpions may not have very many opportunities to feed, although they hunt every night.
Animal Foods: insects
Primary Diet: carnivore (Insectivore )