LM of the pincers of the male earwig.

LM of the pincers of the male earwig.

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Credit: J.C. REVY, ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of the pincers of the common earwig, Forficula auricularia. The pincers, situated at the end of the abdomen, are used by this nocturnal hunter for prey capture and defence. Although the common earwig possesses fully developed hindwings, it has seldom been seen to fly. Magnification: x6.5 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: animal, dermaptera, earwig, forficula auricularia, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, nature, pincers, wildlife, zoology

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