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what is this beetle/bug

Posted by novice60 8 ATL (My Page) on
Tue, May 26, 09 at 21:34

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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RE: what is this beetle/bug

Earwig? See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: google earwigs

RE: what is this beetle/bug

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.

RE: what is this beetle/bug

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

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