CASUAL INSECTS

Earwig

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Description:


The adult earwig has a reddish-brown body nearly 16mm in length, a reddish head and yellowish legs. The male has forceps-shaped forceps and the female has rather a straight forceps.

Food:


The earwig feeds on dead or living plants and/or insects with a preference for plants and can sometimes attack flowers and vegetables in the garden.

Habits:


The earwig is a nocturnal insect hiding during the day near dark and humid places such as under stones, mulch, fire logs and any other material offering protection and humidity.

Reproduction:


The female lays between 30 and 50 eggs in the places where she hides and takes care of the newly hatched nymphs.