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IMG_1137is Earwigs

Observed: 20th July 2012 By: spacemouses

Probably all 'Common'. Typically- I only found these 3 today when I when to look for a selection! Normally I am crawling with them when I go to peatstack! Though the fist two have 'different horns', (in my opinion). These 3 are quite big also. I will pay more attention to them in future. Ruler = mm

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hi i think that the first two

i think that the first two have a different coloured head

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Thanks for these additional photos (this follows on from discussion at ).

These are too big to be Lesser Earwig, and I think they must be female Common Earwigs, although if so the shape of the forceps varies more than I had realised.

Which means that your other observation is probably Common Earwig as well, but I've forwarded both the links to the recording scheme and await their verdict.

Entomologist and biological recorder

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I will certainly keep an eye

I will certainly keep an eye on earwigs for a while, just in case. I don't really like them. They get into everything in the house too. Amazes me how they get into containers with good fitting lids! Will post more pics if I think something is different.