European earwig - Forceps, Heesch, Netherlands
Extreme macro of the forceps of an European Earwig. The forceps is a flexible utility for defense, predation, and it has a role in mating behavior. It contains no venom and is made of the same material as the rest of the exoskeleton.
''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.