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  1. "The name ''earwig'' comes from the appearance of the hindwings, which are unique and distinctive among insects, and resemble a human ear when unfolded;"

    omg, I was always told they're named like that because they crawl into your ears :)
    Posted 6 days ago
    1. Me too! :-) Posted 6 days ago

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''Forficula auricularia'', the common earwig or European earwig, is an omnivorous insect in the family Forficulidae. The European earwig survives in a variety of environments and is a common household insect in North America.

Similar species: Earwigs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jun 25, 2020. Captured Jun 24, 2020 17:49 in Unnamed Road, 1407 Yuzhen, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkII
  • f/3.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO250
  • 60mm