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Scorpion

Observed: 8th July 2011 By: blup
scorpion
Description:

Like a scorpion but only 4-5mm long. Looks like it's carrying a clutch of eggs? Spotted on rotten log, oak I think.

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pseudoscorpion

Looks like a female Chernes cimicoides with attached larva (post egg/pre nymph stage, feeding on nutritive fluid from the ovary; she was probably inside a silken chamber when the bark was prised off)
As the National Pseudoscorpion Recorder
I am happy to identify material.
Contact me directly: gerald@chelifer.com
Specimens can also be sent to me.

Dr Gerald Legg