A N I M A L
by stefani greenwood
Even though it is a wives tale that these bugs are searching out your inner ear for their next home, I can’t help but feeling a little ugh when I see one. Plus those pincers! The other day in the beautful early afternoon light, I took a good look through my macro lens at an earwig and found it to be quite fascinating. First, the sheen of it’s body is mesmerizing, with colors that remind me of industrial materials. Secondly, those pincers… they look like hand crafted jewelry.
One crazy fact about earwigs is that they can fly – right into your ear… just kidding! But while we’re on the subject, guess which insect is most commonly found in human’s ears? The cockroach. Oof.