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Images Dated 27th April 1998

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Choose from 14 pictures in our Images Dated 27th April 1998 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

SEM of an earwig Featured 27 Apr 1998 Print

SEM of an earwig

Earwig. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an earwig (Forficula auricularia) on leaf litter. Earwigs are predatory nocturnal insects which generally hide under stones and in crevices during the day. The superstition that earwigs seek out human ears and bite through the eardrum has no basis in fact. The earwig's head, with its long antennae, is at lower left. It has a pair of short wings (centre), but earwigs very rarely fly. Earwigs are omnivorous, and will eat flowers as well as other insects and carrion. The pincers (upper right) are used largely for defence purposes, and are raised over the head when attacked. Magnification: x5 at 5x7cm size. x12 at 5.5x7ins