Odd looking bug with odd pinchers
April 24, 2010
I found this bug earlier this evening in our bedroom (kinda scary) but I have never seen anything like this before. The body size is about 3mm. Each extended arm has 2 pinchers on it. When it’s in defense, it backs up really fast and tucks pinchers in. Can you help me out? Thank you!!
South Dakota


Dear SLJ,
Your diminutive visitor is a harmless Pseudoscorpion.  They are often found in homes around the world where they will help rid the domicile from unwanted insects.

2 Responses to Pseudoscorpion

  1. Cindy says:

    How very cool ! I have often wondered what this bug was !
    Can you tell me does it eat fabric , like a moth ?

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