what is this beetle/bug

novice60(8 ATL)May 26, 2009

Infestation of oblong shaped brown beetle(?)with split stinger or tail. Under rocks, in house, in soil, everywhere. It points the tail thingy in opposite directions when distrubed. What is this thing? Scary looking.

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Earwig? See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: google earwigs

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 10:49PM
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novice60(8 ATL)

OMG! girlgroupgirl, this is it! It is soooo scary looking.Does it get in the ear? Is that why the name. Oh, well I guess i should google it and read for myself. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 11:06PM
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cyrus_gardner(8)

NO, it does not get into ear, as it had been believed.
But it likes to eat vegetables at night, like slugs.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 11:59PM
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