Photo of the Week

Common Earwig
Common Earwig
Forficula auricularia, Forficulidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
August 16, 2013

This week’s photo is an addendum to my Arachnids of the Annex post. I found this Common Earwig prowling around my colonies down in the Annex. The Common Earwig is the most common of the four introduced species that occur in BC. The straight forceps (or cerci) indicate that this is a female Earwig. I was pretty excited with this find as this is my second new insect order (Dermaptera) since moving to BC.

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