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Pseudoscorpion

Calymmachernes angulatus

Description:

A small harmless arachnid also called false scorpion or book scorpion. Australia has 150 spp.

Habitat:

Found under loose bark of a large living tree.

Notes:

I've seen these once before. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/829... http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/catalogues/p... http://www.australasian-arachnology.org/...

6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks Mark. I checked this site already and for a layperson like me any guess is pretty dodgey and I would have got it wrong for sure.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

This ID was from Dr Mark Harvey at the WA Museum via Ken Walker. I think you will find it in BB. I copied it here as there is no notification system in BB.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Yes, that might be because you have sharper eyes than me.
This is my first sighting in Victoria.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

We frequently find these in our firewood.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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