Neobisium carcinoides


The cephalothorax and opisthosoma are a deep olive, the former with a reddish tinge; the pedipalps reddish-brown; length of body: 1.7 to 3.0 mm.

Similar Species

Other pseudoscorpions.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Found in many habitats including woods, moors, heaths, dunes, salt marshes and grassland where it occurs in decaying vegetation, moss, beneath stones, in soil and more rarely under tree bark and in birds’ nests.

When to see it

Year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain where it is the most common pseudoscorpion.

VC55 Status

Not well recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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