345. The Earwig
- Posted Dec. 11, 2010 by Ricardo in Insects. Viewed 5997 times
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Forficula auricularia aka European Earwig (male)
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.
I remember my grandmother telling the 2 things that we should not play with is earwigs and centipedes because they can go inside our ears and get in our brains.
I know this is funny, but this is one of the reasons I've milipedophobia (afraid of centipedes), because I've been scared by this since I was a child.
Earwigs are also something I don't like a lot, but well It posed for me so why complain? ;)
The photos have been taken at night, so that's why there is low light. the males usually come at night.
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