Subject: What’s this scorpion-like bug?
Location: Southeastern Vermont
October 12, 2015 5:43 pm
I was helping my brother, Matt, install a window today, and after he pulled the insulation from between the studs and as I was taking a measurement he exclaimed, “whoa! a scorpion!” To which I anxiously responded, “really?!” Brother Matt, “well without the stinger.” Thankfully, I saw that is was quite small–barely the size of a dime. Reddish brown in hue and a zippy fast little thing–it was hard to get a still image. Clearly, this is not the infamous scorpion of desert regions, so what’s that bug?
Signature: Brother Brian
Dear Brother Brian,
This is a harmless, predatory Pseudoscorpion. Interestingly, when we were formatting and renaming your image, we discovered we already had a Pseudoscorpion image submitted by a Brian in our archives.