Microbisium brevifemoratum, Bog Chelifer

Microbisium brevifemoratum, Bog Chelifer
Microbisium brevifemoratum is shiny, light tan in colour; about 2.4 mm long.
Distribution
This rare species has only been found twice. Unfortunately the location of the first find has not been published. In 2005 the second one was found amongst Sphagnum in Wales. On the continent it occurs in Sphagnum in bogs and Carr. It resembles a small Neobisium carcinoides, but has fewer trichobothria on the palps suggesting it is a neotenous species. Hand sorting, Tullgren funnel extraction and suction sampling this habitat in Britain could well find further specimens. It is found throughout Eurasia being prevalent in Central Europe and Russia over to China.
For further information see Mark Harvey, Pseudoscorpions of the World.

Microbisium brevifemoratum

Microbisium brevifemoratum from Holland.

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