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Offline Ari Kainelainen

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Pseudoscorpion
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:19:45 PM »
Hallo!
Can you help me with ID, please? I found it today into the decaying vegetation, south Karelia. Here was also funny females with eggs on the abdomen. I haven't experiens, it is my first Pseudoscorpion. It looks likes on Chernes.




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Offline Arne Fjellberg

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 11:08:44 AM »
Hi Ari! - Nice photos, the experts may perhaps tell you the species. Unfortunately none of us Norwegians who are active in this forum are experienced in identifying pseudoscorpions. Our Danish friend, Jørgen Lissner, may be helpful.

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Offline Ari Kainelainen

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 06:06:39 PM »
Hallo,
Thanks for answer. I posted it on the Spinnen forum also. I hope it could increase odds on ID  :). I belive Jørgen Lissner will visited forum soon. In the gallery "Pseudoskorpions of Northren and Central Europe" was one species from Chernes genus - Chernes cimicoides. But, I guess, my species is other. Although, it is a very likely, that I mistaked about genus.
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Offline Ari Kainelainen

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 06:26:42 PM »
Hmm, I see, it could be Pselaphochernes scorpioides. This variant looks likes more on my pseudoscorpion. Anyway, I will wait specialist's opinion.

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 09:05:51 PM »
Hi Ari

I am not a specialist either but have some experience determining pseudoscorpions. Chernes cimicoides is a qualified guess. However I can not rule out a few other rather similar species (Pselaphochernes species, Dinocheirus panzeri ) as the characters separating the species are not visible on your images. If you possess voucher specimens you are more than welcome to send them to me for determination.

If you have access to a stereomicroscope you can also try identify using the key in: Gärdenfors, U. & Wilander, P. (1992). Sveriges klokrypare med nyckel till arterna. [Swedish pseudoscorpions with key to the species]. Ent. Tidskr. 113: 20-35. Mora. Sweden. ISSN 0013-886x.

Best wishes,
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Offline Ari Kainelainen

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 07:18:20 PM »
Hallo, Jørgen!
Thanks a lot for help!
I have only light microscope. I think I could caught one again ( because it is popular) and will try to ID. I hope it wasn't a very difficult.
I posted my results with photos under microscope when ID was completed.

Offline Ari Kainelainen

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Re: Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 07:43:10 PM »
Hallo!
It is possible to find out this book in a electronic variant?
I took some photos: