UBER-TINY tick/scorpion/spider-ish bug
April 7, 2010
When my husband called me into the shower, this isn’t what I expected. This little guy hiding in the corner just looked like a spider at first but he (she?) definitely has claws/pincers. His body is extremely flat like a tick and he is various shades of brown. Sorry the photos aren’t very clear, I don’t have a good close-up camera. Between the focus and the flash, I hope you can see enough to identify this awesome little bug!
We can’t imagine any other reason your husband would call you to the shower but to point out the Pseudoscorpion he found there. Pseudoscorpions are harmless predators that, despite their diminutive size, are capable of killing larger prey. Unlike either scorpions or spider which they resemble, Pseudoscorpions have no venom.
Thanks for the quick reply and ID, I never thought to look him up under “P” for pseudo! I use your website all the time, keep it up!