Friday, June 13, 2008

Name this arthropod

I know I learned what this thing is called, but I think this is only
the second or third I've seen in my life and I can't remember if this
is a pseudoscorpion or not. Can you help? I don't have my
invertebrate book and as I write this I also have no internet.

There's no scale in the picture, but it's about the size of my hand.


Arlo said...

Hey there - you have a tailless whip-scorpion, aka "amblypygid." It is harmless.

Karina said...

Thanks Arlo! I hadn't looked it up yet even though my invertebrate zoology book is sitting right in front of me at my office.