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''Forficula auricularia'', the common earwig or European earwig, is an omnivorous insect in the family Forficulidae. The European earwig is a common household insect in North America. Though they frighten many, they are harmless but tend to take up habitation within the home. The name "earwig" comes from the rumor that these insects crawl into human ears and enter the brain, but this is false. However, there have been cases of earwigs wandering into ears by mistake. ''F. auricularia'' is a species.. more

Similar species: Earwigs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Aug 31, 2019. Captured May 25, 2019 16:28 in Marienwerderweg 2, 16244 Schorfheide, Germany.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO320
  • 70mm