December 10, 2023

Israel is home to two new pseudoscorpion species according to a recent study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Their discovery expands the known pseudoscorpion species in Israel to 61, belonging to 28 genera and 14 families. These tiny arachnids are not harmful to humans and are actually beneficial as they feed on various pests. The study also introduces the first illustrated identification key for these species, providing valuable insights into the biodiversity of the region. The findings are expected to be essential resources for future research and conservation efforts. Pseudoscorpions are commonly found in many environments, and the updated checklist offers a contemporary perspective on their presence in the region.