Jaak Põder - This is not a singing bird
Common earwig was probably the most feared bug in my childhood. The urban myth that earwig, given a chance, will crawl into one’s ear, cut the eardrum and lay it’s eggs in the brain scared the hell out of us. Of course we did not know at that time that earwigs are not parasitic and rather lay their eggs under the stones.
Tags: bug, common earwig, Dermaptera, Forficula auricularia, insect, jaak poder, summer