Earwig Forficula auricularia. I think this may be a young female which I found under the lid of my green recyling bin. I always try to remember to check, especially after doing a spot of gardening, just in case anything gets thrown in amongst the garden trimmings. Click and click again on the images to... Continue Reading →

Common Earwig

Forficula auricularia Earwig is from Old English ‘ear wicga’ which means ‘one that wiggles in your ear’. These slender insects do love to crawl into small dark crevices, so somebody sleeping on the ground may indeed have the unpleasant occasion to have one wiggle in one’s ear, but it is surely a myth that they... Continue Reading →

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