We darkened the space and gave the student groups flashlights and a check-off list for the hidden raccoon, pseudoscorpion
, bats, cave crickets, garter snake, and other 22 realistically portrayed cave animals.
I had initially thought the creature on the mayfly may have been a tiny nymphal pseudoscorpion
, as they are known to use other creatures for transport, and this behaviour is not uncommon to see in amber.
The research involved a three-generation study of the pseudoscorpion
, Cordylochernes scorpioides, a small scorpion-like arachnid.
Bat Guano Communities--The guano piles in Haile Cave were visibly teeming with invertebrates: Macrocheles penicilliger, the leiodid beetle Prionochaeta opaca, the pseudoscorpion
Hesperochernes mirabilis, three species of collembolans (Pseudosinella aera, Tomocerus bidentatus, Onychiurus sp.
For example, researchers originally described the neotropical pseudoscorpion
, Semeiochernes armiger (Balzan 1892), from Central and South America as three species (S.
In addition, seven species (one pseudoscorpion
, one collembolan, one bivalve, one ephemeropteran, and three trichopterans) are removed from the state list and a synthesis of new distributional records and changes in nomenclature are provided for several species.
Mate choice by non-virgin females contributes to reproductive isolation between populations of the harlequin beetle-riding pseudoscorpion
Of these, two troglobiont carabid beetles (Pseudanopthalmus ohioensis, Pseudanopthalmus krameri), a stygobiont asellid isopod (Caecidotea filicispeluncae), and a troglobiont chthoniid pseudoscorpion
(Apochthonius hobbsi) are site-specific endemics of southwestern Ohio caves.
No significant effect of prescribed burning on pseudoscorpion
density was demonstrated (Table 5).
The Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica), Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion
(Tartarocreagris texana), and Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) are endangered invertebrates of specific karst formations in Texas.
The Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion
(Tartarocreagris texana) is a large, eyeless pseudoscorpion
with elongated appendages.
20) In 1988, five species of karst-dwelling invertebrates(21) found in caves throughout Travis County were also listed, including the Tooth Cave Pseudoscorpion
(Microcreagis texana), the Tooth Cave Spider (Neoleptonets myopica), the Tooth Cave Ground Beetle (Rhadine persephone), the Kretschmarr Cave Mold Beetle (Texamaurops reddelli), and the Bee Creek Cave Harvestman (Texella reddelli).