I found this arthropod climbing the wall of my room in Lapland, Finland. enter image description here

(the max width is about 0.5 cm)

What is it? Is it dangerous?


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The picture is not great but I'd assume a pseudoscorpion of some sort. Here is one common species found where humans live but I can't be sure about Lapland specifically and doubt ID is possible at the species level from your image: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelifer_cancroides

If so, I'm not aware of any harm from these directly, but they can be predators of insects that eat rotting wood, which in turn may indicate a problem with moisture in your structure. A single sighting is not something I would worry about unless you have other signs from those sorts of prey themselves.


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