Chelifer cancroides, House Scorpion

Chelifer cancroides, House Scorpion
The cephalothorax is dark red to olive-brown, the opisthosomal tergites pale brown, olive-green with dark spots and the pedipalps reddish to tawny brown, tinged with olive; length of body: 2.6–4.5 mm.
Distribution
Throughout most of Europe. It is doubtful whether this is an indigenous species in Britain, but has been established here for a long time, records coming from around London, the south-east, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastleupon-Tyne, Aberdeen and Carlisle. Chelifer cancroidesis usually synanthropic being found in stables, barns, grain-stores, flour-mills, factories and houses. In 1981/82 specimens of Larca lata found in nest material within rotting oaks in Windsor Great Park were misidentified as Chelifer cancroides.
For further information see Mark Harvey, Pseudoscorpions of the World.

Dry mounted Chelifer cancroides

Dry mounted Chelifer cancroides.

Chelifer cancroides

Chelifer cancroides, French specimen.

UK & Ireland Distribution Map
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