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Can you dentify this bug?
July 10, 2009
Can you dentify this bug?
Found in Bend, Oregon near kitchen window inside:(
I first thought it was a tick, but it has pinchers, and walks backward like a crab. It is dark reddish-brown with no spots or other markings(see photo). Can you help us identify it, and should we be concerned that it was in our house? Thanks,
Marc Mauch
Bend, Oregun USA

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Hi Mark,
The harmless predatory Pseudoscorpion is often mistaken for a tick.  There are numerous species and they are found throughout the world.

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