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Earwig preying on caterpillar

Earwig preying on caterpillar

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Earwig (right, family Diplatyidae) preying on caterpillar (left). Earwigs (order Dermaptera) are nocturnal insects, spending the day in moist dark cavities. The earliest fossils of earwigs were found in sediments from the late Triassic (about 208 million years) in England and Australia.

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