earwig


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any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

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Earwigs (Dermaptera) were not differentiated by species when recorded during the surveys, but later identified as Labidura riparia (Pallas) (Labiduridae) and Doru taeniatum (Dohrn) (Forficulidae).
Less than one in five were able to identify the ammonite, Britain's most common fossil, and while seven out of 10 correctly named the woodlouse, some people thought it was an earwig, a beetle or even a slug.
There is also a cameo by Jim Morrison, potential death by earwig, and a flashback to ancient Egypt.
1 Earwigs in your dahlias and chrysanthemums - as these spectacular late summer flowers get into their best flowering period, you can bet your bottom dollar that the local earwig populations will be enjoying the flowers as well.
Earwig Gunderman is a simpleminded sixteen year old coming of age during the tumultuous era of World War II.
Earwigs: The name earwig literally means "ear creature".
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Cheetah 9 Aping 10 Pushy 11 Retrace 12 Ran 13 Specials 16 Cleanser 17 Nib 19 Earache 21 Oasis 22 Maple 23 Tombola DOWN: 1 Sceptre 2 Personal 3 Stay 4 Earthier 5 Tina 6 Egret 8 Hornet's nest 13 Searcher 14 Long shot 15 Abysmal 18 Germs 20 Ropy 21 Ohms QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Plaster cast 8 Duo 9 Not 1 Amateur 12 Dough 13 Nan 14 Bay 15 Visited 17 Err 19 Ogle 21 Over 23 Area 25 Mate 27 See 29 Take off 31 Sue 34 Rip 36 Ended 37 Precede 38 Rig 39 All 40 Temperature DOWN: 1 Puma 2 Loan 3 Sterile 4 Earwig 5 Cadge 6 Snub 7 Toga 8 Dance 10 Thyme 16 Doe 18 Rot 20 Gas 22 Vet 24 Reflect 25 Miser 26 Pepper 28 Expel 30 Add up 32 Unit 33 Edge 34 Rear 35 Idle
Sadly, he was just too late to save these insects from extinction, and all he found were earwig remains with tell-tale mouse toothmarks Head of science John Catherall with his winning class of third year pupils in 1986.
2000), whereas on the Pacific coast, the earwig was present in Seattle already in 1907 (Coyne 1928) and in Oregon in 1909 (Guillet et al.
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones, pounds 6.
She has written and illustrated three children's books - If I Were a Crocodile, Don't Step on That Earwig and The Martians Have Taken My Brother - all are published through Century Hutchinson and Red Fox.
Marc Forster (the film's director) had the idea that I'd be fitted for this earwig, and Emma would pre-record all of her narration so that I could actually have that on the day that I was acting in the scenes,'' Ferrell explains.
Sitting in an out-of-the-way football ground, trying not to earwig as a mobile-friendly youngster conveyed the score to his mother, recently provided a jolting reminder of how rapidly the world of communications is galloping along.
BUSH: They found an earwig, and they actually identified the earwig.