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Mystery Bug Answers
Mystery Picture #70
This strange-looking insect is called an earwig. It is sometimes believed that earwigs like to enter the ears of sleeping humans, but this is not true! Most earwigs feed on plants and fruits and they can be recognized by their short, leather-like front wings and pincer-like tails.
This is the immature stage of an assassin bug. Assassin bugs are closely
relatated to stink bugs, and they are predators of caterpillars and other
insects. Read more about assassin bugs in the Kentucky Critter Files:
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