Subject: Bug identify please?
Location: Minnesota
May 5, 2017 3:52 pm
I found this bug on my pillow and freaked out. Haven’t slept in my bed since. The antenna are long and curve more than the photo suggest. U can kind of follow the curves where it blurs. I live in Minnesota and it’s warming up. May to be exact.
Signature: Sincerely cheri hennen


Dear Cheri,
This is a harmless Pseudoscorpion.  It poses no threat to you and it will eat other unwanted visitors in your home, like spider, bed bugs and small cockroaches.

Location: Minnesota

One Response to Pseudoscorpion

  1. Ralph says:

    “The antenna are long and curve more than the photo suggest.”
    The ‘antenna’ you speak of are actually claws like on a crab or a scorpion – hence the name pseudoscorpion. You’re very lucky to see one and also very lucky to have them around as they are great predators of pests like bedbugs and clothes moths. Apparently they’ve been around virtually unchanged for over 380 million years! I consider them friends!

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