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Pseudoscorpiones order

Marbled orbweaver

Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Goldenrod crab spider

Bunni Olson, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Size: 1/5 inch long

Description: Reddish-brown, with two large "pinchers". They move crab-like.

Where/When: Found in leaf litter and moist areas, also in cracks of building foundations. Commonly seen in spring and summer.

Significance: Beneficial as predators on small anthropods. Are harmless to people.

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