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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: strange insect found in my house help

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dblaz
Marion Center, PA

November 24, 2012
11:47 PM

Post #9341728

Not sure what this is small like a tick looks like it has arms like a crawfish please any help greatly appreciated
Thanks
Dave

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 25, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9341768

This is a pseudoscorpion, a tiny arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions. They are general predators on other small arthropods, and completely harmless to humans - http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/pseudoscorpions
dblaz
Marion Center, PA

November 25, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9342625

Thank you very much was a little concerned never seen anything like this before around hear are they common to western pa do you know
Thanks Dave
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 26, 2012
3:25 AM

Post #9342684

They occur nearly worldwide in the tropic and temperate zones, but often escape notice because of their small size.

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