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Male Forficula auricularia on a nightly stroll  Alerdinck,Dermaptera,Earwig,European Earwig,Forficula,Forficula auricularia,Forficulidae,Geotagged,Netherlands,nl: Gewone oorworm Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Talented artistry - the lighting presents this little character as plated in a coppery armour. If ever an earwig could be called beautiful, here it is! Posted one month ago
    1. Hi Ruth, not sure if there was a lot of talent at work here or just sheer coincidence, but thanks for the compliment anyway :o) Posted one month ago

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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 Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 19, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 4A, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.