Jaak Põder - This is not a singing bird

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.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 22.10.2011
Photo info - 22.07.2011: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 100 mm, ISO 800, f 8, 1/125 sec
Tags: bug common earwig Dermaptera Forficula auricularia insect jaak poder summer wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - This is not a singing bird

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.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 22.10.2011
Photo info - 22.07.2011: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 100 mm, ISO 800, f 8, 1/125 sec
Tags: bug common earwig Dermaptera Forficula auricularia insect jaak poder summer wildlife photography