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Psuedoscorpion

By philgood
This liitle guy is only 2mm long.

Found this little guy in my garden, a real nice surprice.
Here are some Wiki facts,

A pseudoscorpion, (also known as a false scorpion or book scorpion), is an arachnid belonging to the order Pseudoscorpionida, also known as Pseudoscorpiones or Chelonethida.

Pseudoscorpions are generally beneficial to humans since they prey on clothes moth larvae, carpet beetle larvae, booklice, ants, mites, and small flies. They are small and inoffensive, and are rarely seen due to their size.

Pseudoscorpions are small arachnids with a flat, pear-shaped body and pincers that resemble those of scorpions. They usually range from 2 to 8 millimetres (0.08 to 0.31 in) in length. The largest known species is Garypus titanius of Ascension Island at up to 12 mm (0.5 in).

Tags: Bug Close-up and macro Claws Scorpion Pincers

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Comments


paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:26PM
Spot on capture. and great info given too.
Matt

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Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:30PM
What beastie! Big pincers ready to attack! Well captured. IB
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
18 Jul 2012 9:38PM
Horrifying creatures to look at under a loupe, but as you say harmless.......Good capture.

Ade

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