Recently I received a request to identify a bug and a fuzzy picture. Normally I’m pretty good at this but I think this time I may need some help. I also have added the reasons as to why I have come up with my answer but I’d love to hear from some other experts in the field. So below is the comment and the picture. If you have any ideas and would like to comment please feel free to help me out.
Vicky says on July 27th, 2009
My sister is in Quebec in a secluded area basically living in a dorm and she saw a bug she’d never seen before sticking it’s pincers out of a crack in the wall. Her first thought was bed bugs, but the pincers are much longer than the images we’ve found online. Is there any other bug it could be? I have a fuzzy image of it I could email to you. Thank you in advance for your help!
Some info on the pseudoscorpion
The pseudoscorpion is not really a scorpion at all, it is in the arachnid (spider) family. They are very small, only about 3 mm or so. There are around 2000 different species found worldwide but only 6 in Alberta. Quebec seems a little far but who knows. Of those one in particular is most commonly found indoors. Totally harmless this beneficial insect eats mites and other insects smaller than itself.
Well that’s my guess but I’m only one set of eyes and perhaps you have another idea or something in Vicky’s comment spurred a whole other train of thought. Please let us know what you’re thinking and add any information you have.
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