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!