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Labia minor - from kitchen sink A few weeks ago, while doing the dishes I suddenly spotted this girly in the sink ... what! ... how the heck did it get there?!? This once abundant species has become increasingly rare as we don't use so many horses anymore and don't leave their droppings in the streets or wherever they are (they build their nests in old horse droppings). Strangest of encounters. Anyway, dried her of with some kitchen paper, so here she is ...   Dermaptera,Earwig,Labia minor,Lesser Earwig,Spongiphoridae Click/tap to enlarge

Labia minor - from kitchen sink

A few weeks ago, while doing the dishes I suddenly spotted this girly in the sink ... what! ... how the heck did it get there?!? This once abundant species has become increasingly rare as we don't use so many horses anymore and don't leave their droppings in the streets or wherever they are (they build their nests in old horse droppings). Strangest of encounters. Anyway, dried her of with some kitchen paper, so here she is ...

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  1. Interesting encounter! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Yes, very much so - never expected to find one like this, but it sure makes it an interesting proposition to put up a light and cloth at the location one of these days :o) Posted 11 days ago

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''Labia minor'', the lesser earwig or small earwig, is a species of earwig. It is widespread globally in temperate climates, preferring warm locations such as compost heaps in parts of its range. It is 4–7 mm long, including the pincer, and chocolate brown in color.

Similar species: Earwigs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded May 14, 2019.