Earwig

Earwig

Earwig by Wes Digital Licensed for use under CC 2.0

Earwig by Wes Digital Licensed for use under CC 2.0

  • Dark reddish brown
  • 1 inch long
  • Feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold, and insects
  • Requires lots of moisture
  • Have forceps-like pincers at the end of the abdomen
  • Pincers in males are curved, while the female pincers are straight
  • Found in moist, cool places like lawn debris and mulch
  • Got it’s name from the old myth that they crawled into sleeping people’s ears and tunneled into the brain