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EARWIGS

Earwigs has a characteristic look with a long body that ends with two pointed buttocks (forceps). You can see the difference between the female and the male on the shape of the forceps. The female is quite straight while the male is heavily oscillated. Earwigs belongs to a large genus of about 1900 species, four of which are found in Sweden. During the day, they like to stay in dark and humid places such as under rocks, for example. At night time, however, they look forward and can then, among other things, get into housing. Earwigs eaters eat most but prefer aphids. In the absence of aphids, they can rely on plants and fruits. During the fall, they form pairs and lay eggs and in the spring the male is ejected from the nest.