Earwigs here and there…and everywhere!


Earwig is from Old English eár-wicga ‘ear-crawler’ We have LOTS of earwigs! I have them in my beehives, sometimes in my sweater sleeves…and just found one crawling around in the bottom of my purse. When I picked up some wood scraps next to the house a few weeks ago, I noticed an aggregation of them scrambling for new cover. Scratching my head, I pondered whether they live in social groups and hadn’t had a chance to search for any scientific literature about them. Well…that earwig in my purse distracted me from my statistics homework this morning and here’s an article I found. BTW…they don’t really crawl into your ears and eat your brain!

http://io9.com/one-of-the-most-beautiful-stories-youll-ever-hear-about-1566267443

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