What is this?
Location: Eagle Pass, TX
September 12, 2011 1:35 am
I saw it crawling around my living room, at first I thought it was a cricket that escaped from my Gecko’s tank. That was until I turned the lights on.
Signature: Mike C.


Dear Mike,
This is an Earwig, an insect that is common in gardens.  We have identified it as a Striped Earwig,
 Labidura riparia, based on this photo posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, it:  “Preys on various invertebrates, but may occasionally switch to plant material.”

Location: Texas

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