07.15.2020-2 Wordless Wednesday-European Earwig

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 07.15.2020-2 Wordless Wednesday-European Earwig

  1. You’ve got excellent sharpness in this image.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I was just out inspecting the garden and noticed lots of earwig damage… gonna have to make a trap for them! When I was a kid, these things terrified me – those pincers look fierce!

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    • When I was a kid, there was a program, Night Gallery, which I think was Rod Serling’s darker side of the Twilight Zone. One episode was about a guy who was jealous of another man’s wife and had an earwig placed in the man’s ear where it crawled through believing it would kill him. I was terrified of them for a while. As I remember, the earwig miraculously crawled out the other ear and upon inspection it was decided that it had been pregnant but was no longer. Yikes!
      I wouldn’t necessarily recognize earwig damage.


  3. shoreacres says:

    I never see one of these, or even hear of them, without a little quiver. I was one of those subjected to the old myth about them doing unspeakable things in the middle of the night. Grade school can be hard. It’s a great photo, but I just can’t summon up much appreciation for them: probably because of that traumatic tale from childhood.

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    • I mentioned to Eliza up above a story on an old TV program that would not be something you want to watch now if you already get the creeps from earwigs. Although I am not shaken by them I also am not a big fan, especially with those rear appendages.

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  4. Fabulous detail and lighting, Steve!

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  5. Dave Ply says:

    Kind of a cross between an ant, a hornet, and jaws. Good thing they’re small…

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