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Earwig

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

  • Wes 8y

    Thanks for the accolade, Vikki
  • Valerie 8y

    Ewwwww! But a nice capture!

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  • Keven Law 8y

    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)

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  • Wes 8y

    Thanks for commenting Keven. I hadn't seen one for many years but when this one appeared I had to get a photo.
  • sugar cookie. 8y

    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.
  • Wes 8y

    Thanks for making this a favourite, _Benny_. I see you have a liking for earwigs!
  • Wes 8y

    Just realized this made it unto the explore page for 6 December.
  • Evelyn 8y

    ewww, but incredible capture.
  • Wes 8y

    Thanks for making this one of your favourites, Myling.
  • Ashley Wood 7y

    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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