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Posted: 2/13/2006 1:38:51 PM EST
Just moved and relocated here to New Mexico,
'bout 2000 miles from my home state of Pennsylvania
for over 40 years.

Anyway, last week while working in the backyard...
I encountered this evil little creature.

To me, it appeared or seemed to resemble a Scorpion.
Neighbor tells me it's a 'Vinegar Bug'. Non poisonous, and
completely harmless.

Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
I did do a 'google' search under 'vinegar bug similar to scorpion'
and came up empty handed.

Thanks in advance!

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Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:40:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:41:53 PM EST by SST7Alumni]
whip scorpion - non poisonous can disperse some fluid though

http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/whipscorp.htm


sst7
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:41:09 PM EST
Quick! kill it then worry about what it is.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:41:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:43:33 PM EST by Johninaustin]
Vinegaroon. (or whip scorpion) Quite common here, I don't know about where you are. They spray an acid stuff like a stinkbug. Biggest I've ever seen is about 4".
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:42:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By SST7Alumni:
whip scorpion



That's what I was thinking.

CO
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:42:31 PM EST
whip scorpion
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:42:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:43:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By dvr9:
whip scorpion


yep had one for a pet for a couple of years
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:46:30 PM EST
Any 4" ugly bug can kill you. Get out!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:50:01 PM EST
One of my basic rules in life: Never live anywhere with bugs that are big or poisonous enough to pose a threat, real or imagined.

40 below zero - fine, wear more clothes, build fire.
Bugs that big - get flame thrower, burn area to cinders
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:51:09 PM EST
Vinegaroon/whip scorpion. Harmless, but stinky. Just let it loose in your yard; they kill nastier pests that would otherwise get in your house.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:52:29 PM EST
You've got the tape measure, but you need a gun and knife in your dinner pic.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:52:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Vinegaroon/whip scorpion. Harmless, but stinky. Just let it loose in your yard; they kill nastier pests that would otherwise get in your house.



I'll take the other pests...


- BG
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:54:40 PM EST
THAT'S ONE UGLY BABY
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:56:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:56:32 PM EST by 3rdpig]
Yea, I'll take the brown recluse and black widow spiders over a non poisonous scorpion any day!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:56:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By scrum:
One of my basic rules in life: Never live anywhere with bugs that are big or poisonous enough to pose a threat, real or imagined.

40 below zero - fine, wear more clothes, build fire.
Bugs that big - get flame thrower, burn area to cinders



yeah, but big ass bears and dodging moose on the highways is perfectly o.k. right??


jake
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:59:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By scrum:
One of my basic rules in life: Never live anywhere with bugs that are big or poisonous enough to pose a threat, real or imagined.

40 below zero - fine, wear more clothes, build fire.
Bugs that big - get flame thrower, burn area to cinders



Doesn't Washington State have Hobo Spiders? Those bugs can cause a nasty bite and infection.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:59:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By scrum:
One of my basic rules in life: Never live anywhere with bugs that are big or poisonous enough to pose a threat, real or imagined.

40 below zero - fine, wear more clothes, build fire.
Bugs that big - get flame thrower, burn area to cinders


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