6 Apr 2018

Critter of the Week The Pseudoscorpion!

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:27 pm on 6 April 2018
Pseudoscorpian

Pseudoscorpian Photo: CC BY-NC-ND Phil Bendle

Although New Zealand is thankfully free of scorpions, we do have pseudoscorpions! They look very similar to their counterparts, but without the fearsome tail and sting.

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, introduces us to these tiny critters and tells us how they maintain a small carbon footprint – by hitching rides on other flying insects.    

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