#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme
Earwigs are a very common insect found in my dahlias, which I’m not very happy about especially when I pick them, put them in a vase and find the earwig running around the table.
I don’t know much about them other than they have big pincers, that I’m very wary of.
There are about 1,800 species.
Most earwigs have wings and are capable of flying, all though they are rarely seen in flight. They live for about a year from hatching.
Interesting – after mating, the sperm may remain in the female for months before the eggs are fertilized, she will lay 20 t0 80 pearly white eggs in two days, the eggs hatch in about seven days.
Laying that many eggs no wonder there are so many in the dahlias, I can do without them, they make my skin crawl Awful!
old wives tale, earwigs
burrow into human brains
and laid their eggs there