Category Archives: Dermaptera

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Earwig, Forficula auricularia.

Another update to the gallery, this time the complete set of the European earwig photos from 2012. This little guy was first blogged about at Entomology Notes 1: How to pin a baby earwig.

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Best Images of 2012

For a variety of reasons, 2012 was not a very productive year for me in regards to bug photography, but here are a handful of my favorite images that, overall, attracted the most attention in […]

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Earwig at Eight Days

The last week has not been good for the hatchling earwigs. Most died within the nest and now only three survive. I don’t know which conditions were at fault, but most likely it relates to the humidity […]

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Entomology Notes 1: How to pin a baby earwig.

Our pet female earwig laid eggs three weeks ago today, and this morning’s inspection of the nest revealed that they had finally hatched. They are cute little fellows, all snuggled up cozily in their little nest with mom resting […]

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Earwicga Aegas ǽgðer Ymelas

Earwig is to ant as earwicga is to ǣmete (‘emmet’)…. Rooted in Anglo-Saxon, the origins of earwig from the online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary:  Old English ēarwicga, from ēare ‘ear’ + wicga ‘earwig’ (probably related to wiggle); the insect […]

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Common Earwig

Here is an example of macro photographs using the equipment described in the previous article. A female European earwig, found in a bunch of  Chinese broccoli called gai lan. (Finding live insects in your vegetables is always a […]

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