Earwig – What is an earwig?

Definition of an earwig

The earwig is a fairly dark reddish-brown insect measuring about 17 mm with claws at the end of the abdomen. The pincers of the male are curved, while those of the female are straight. Earwig likes dark, damp places and waits for darkness to search for food, such as soil organic matter, plant debris and insects. It often attacks leaves, flower petals and vegetable gardens. After hibernating in the ground, the female lays her eggs in the spring, or about 30 eggs, and there is also the possibility of a second spawn in the summer. Its full life cycle lasts about a year.