By Rincon-Vitova Insectary
Easily recognizable pests in the garden and active at night, earwigs hide in tight, dark, moist places during the day. True omnivores, they actually are important predators of aphids, insect eggs, but will eat almost all parts of flowering plants, especially soft tissue, like newly forming buds in cannabis.
The adult body is about 3/4 inch long and reddish brown.
Most species have wings under short, hard wing covers, but they seldom fly.
Two appendages that resemble forceps at the tail end of body are used for defense, mating, and capturing prey.Continue reading