Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Space Earwig

This morning I had to extract a rather enormous centipede from the kitchen, so of course for today's monster I had to find something with entirely too many appendages.

(Earwigs, by the way, are beneficials who eat pest insects. So if they crawl into your ear, it's only because they're chasing after something that's much, much worse.)


Pat Haight said...

I am not afraid of snakes, spiders, bees or most insects but damned if I didn't watch that episode of "Night Gallery" back in 1972 (when I was 8 yrs old)about the earwig eating into the guy's brain and have been terrified of them since! Seriously. Terrified.
Weird huh?

Dylan Edwards said...

When I was quite young someone gave me an encyclopedic tome called The Bug Book, which I read cover to cover many times. So I would, of course, go turn over rocks and identify the various things that squiggled away.

Can't stand roaches, though. Most bugs that come into the house get chucked back outside, but roaches get the shoe.