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Pseudoscorpion on the Hunt I went on a walk in the forest today and was rewarded by finding my first pseudoscorpion ever! It was quite tiny (I barely noticed it), and it appeared to be hunting springtails (possibly?) on the underside of Hygrophorus russula in a dense mixed forest (beneath heavy leaf litter).<br />
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Sorry for the crappy shot! It was tiny, and I was having technical difficulties wearing thick gloves! XD Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pseudoscorpion on the Hunt

I went on a walk in the forest today and was rewarded by finding my first pseudoscorpion ever! It was quite tiny (I barely noticed it), and it appeared to be hunting springtails (possibly?) on the underside of Hygrophorus russula in a dense mixed forest (beneath heavy leaf litter).

Sorry for the crappy shot! It was tiny, and I was having technical difficulties wearing thick gloves! XD

    comments (7)

  1. It's so cute! And, this is a great shot! I saw one on my wall last winter, but it snuck into a crevice before I could get my camera. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Awww! Thank you <3 I'm sorry you missed out on a shot! I was so friggin' excited to see my first! I don't think I would have noticed it without my macro lens. Posted 8 months ago
      1. They are so small, aren't they! And, fast too. Posted 8 months ago
  2. Very cool, and the shot is fine. It really seems in a hunting mode given its pose. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm almost positive it was sizing up the springtails. It disappeared into one of the gills soon after the shot. Posted 8 months ago
  3. Very nice shot for such a small beauty! Posted 8 months ago
    1. THank you, Marta! <3 I feel lucky to have found it! Posted 8 months ago

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2019. Captured Dec 5, 2019 12:14 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/41s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm