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Posted: 2/13/2006 2:38:51 PM EDT
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 2:40:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:41:53 PM EDT 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 2:41:09 PM EDT
Quick! kill it then worry about what it is.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:41:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:43:33 PM EDT 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 2:42:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SST7Alumni:
whip scorpion



That's what I was thinking.

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

Originally Posted By dvr9:
whip scorpion


yep had one for a pet for a couple of years
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:46:30 PM EDT
Any 4" ugly bug can kill you. Get out!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:50:01 PM EDT
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 2:51:09 PM EDT
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 2:52:29 PM EDT
You've got the tape measure, but you need a gun and knife in your dinner pic.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:52:49 PM EDT

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 2:54:40 PM EDT
THAT'S ONE UGLY BABY
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:56:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:56:32 PM EDT 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 2:56:21 PM EDT

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 2:59:26 PM EDT

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 2:59:32 PM EDT

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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