Earwig

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    The name "earwig" is generally said to originate from an old European belief that earwigs crawl into people's ears and lay eggs in the brain. This etymology is given by the Oxford English Dictionary, which states unequivocally that the name is derived from Old English éare, "ear", and wicga, "insect", "from the notion that it penetrates into the head through the ear." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Reportergimmi, Nola Nate, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. WesDigital 100 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the accolade, Vikki

    2. ucumari photography 100 months ago | reply

      Ewwwww! But a nice capture!

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    3. law_keven 100 months ago | reply

      wow...not seen an earwig since I was a small person, when I lived in the country, you don't get them in London...that I have seen anyway..lol..:O)

      I saw this in Impressed by your Beauty! (Invite only images)
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    4. WesDigital 100 months ago | reply

      Thanks for commenting Keven. I hadn't seen one for many years but when this one appeared I had to get a photo.

    5. sugar cookie. [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      That's absolutely disgusting!!!Nice shot, I've ALWAYS wondered what would happen if a bug happened to travel into my ear,nostril,mouth,or butt....ew.

    6. WesDigital 100 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this a favourite, _Benny_. I see you have a liking for earwigs!

    7. WesDigital 100 months ago | reply

      Just realized this made it unto the explore page for 6 December.

    8. evelyng23 92 months ago | reply

      ewww, but incredible capture.

    9. WesDigital 89 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this one of your favourites, Myling.

    10. Ashley _Wood 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called UK Orthoptera, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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