#A to Z Challenge – 5 April 2018 – E is for Earwig Haibun

Forficula.auricularia.-.lindsey

#A to Z Challenge – 5 April 2018 – E is for Earwig Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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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

Dahlia_flower

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11 thoughts on “#A to Z Challenge – 5 April 2018 – E is for Earwig Haibun

  1. well that sperm is sure long-lasting.
    and your photos are so clear – the earwig details are vibrant – and whoever took that Dahlia picture grabbed a moody flower (to me)
    and I could do without these critters too

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      • right on and I look forward to following – and side note – i just pulled out.
        The challenge is not really for me -(just not meeting my blog aims at this time) but I look forward to following you and a handful of others.

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      • Sorry to hear you have pulled out, as I follow you, I will still be reading your posts, so I’m not missing out on your writing, which I enjoy reading. Have a nice day, it is now Friday morning 8 15 am in NZ, looking forward to the weekend.

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