Recent Changes for "Earwigs" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/EarwigsRecent Changes of the page "Earwigs" on Davis Wiki.en-us Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2008-07-20 14:14:28JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2005-03-02 15:58:22'' [[nbsp]] That's handy! Growing a new set, I mean. --["Users/AlphaDog"]<br> + <br> + * Maybe we should change the expression to "'''Make like an earwig and''' grow a pair." --["Users/RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-03-02 15:58:22'' [[nbsp]] That's handy! Growing a new set, I mean. --["AlphaDog"]<br> - <br> - * Maybe we should change the expression to "'''Make like an earwig and''' grow a pair." --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-02-16 11:26:02'' [[nbsp]] I'm very glad to have read this (earwigs have always frightened me, and now I'm free of their torment thanks to you), but how is this Davis-related? --["Users/RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-02-16 11:26:02'' [[nbsp]] I'm very glad to have read this (earwigs have always frightened me, and now I'm free of their torment thanks to you), but how is this Davis-related? --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-02-16 18:56:20'' [[nbsp]] Well, there are earwigs in Davis, aren't there, Roy? I hate it when I find one in my room.. --["Users/AubreyJohnson"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-02-16 18:56:20'' [[nbsp]] Well, there are earwigs in Davis, aren't there, Roy? I hate it when I find one in my room.. --["AubreyJohnson"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-02-17 01:20:12'' [[nbsp]] Har. --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-02-17 01:20:12'' [[nbsp]] Har. --["Users/RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-10-22 07:06:40MatthewTomcondensing comments in main body <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Earwigs''' are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators and some species will emit a foul odor. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. There are over ten species in America, but four are most common and likely to invade homes. These include the European, the Shore, the Ring Legged and the Seaside Earwig. Some of these have wings, some have stripes on their abdomens, some are dark brown, but all have pinchers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Earwigs''' are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators and some species will emit a foul odor. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. There are over ten species in America, but four are most common and likely to invade homes. These include the European, the Shore, the Ring Legged and the Seaside Earwig. Some of these have wings, some have stripes on their abdomens, some are dark brown, but all have pinchers.<span>&nbsp;Despite this, the pincers of most earwigs here are unable to actually pinch with a force hard enough to hurt, and are mostly a deterrent to prevent earwigs from becoming a snack for a predator.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day they will be found in moist shady places, under wood piles, stones, boards, compost piles, flower beds, and other secluded locations. Earwigs can cause damage to cultivated plants and can be a nuisance when they migrate indoors, though they seldom become established indoors. When earwigs migrate indoors, they hide in cracks and crevices around baseboards and other locations. They may be found in potted plants and cut flowers.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day they will be found in moist shady places, under wood piles, stones, boards, compost piles, flower beds, and other secluded locations. Earwigs can cause damage to cultivated plants and can be a nuisance when they migrate indoors, though they seldom become established indoors. When earwigs migrate indoors, they hide in cracks and crevices around baseboards and other locations. They may be found in potted plants and cut flowers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- N</span>amed after an old belief that these insects crawled into peoples ears to lay eggs in their brains. They do like dark and hidden places, but even if they were able to get into the ear canal they would only be able to go as far as the eardrum. </td> <td> <span>+ Possibly n</span>amed after an old belief that these insects crawled into peoples ears to lay eggs in their brains. They do like dark and hidden places, but even if they were able to get into the ear canal they would only be able to go as far as the eardrum. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Males can grow a spare set of genitals in case the other pair is damaged.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Males can grow a spare set of genitals in case the other pair is damaged. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-03-09 10:18:52'' [[nbsp]] I have never been pinched by one. Can they actually pinch somebody? --["GeorgeLewis"]<br> - <br> - * Yes, but they lack the strength to actually hurt you with a pinch. My guess is it startles a potential predator enough to deter it from having an earwig snack. -- ["MatthewTom"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-02-17 00:20:12RoyWrightComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(wild_earwig.jpg, right, <span>300</span>)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(wild_earwig.jpg, <span>300, </span>right, <span>thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Earwigs''' are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators and some species will emit a foul odor. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. There are over<span><br> -</span> ten species in America, but four are most common and likely to invade homes. These include the European, the Shore, the Ring Legged and the Seaside Earwig. Some of these have wings, some have stripes on their abdomens, some are dark brown, but all have pinchers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Earwigs''' are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators and some species will emit a foul odor. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. There are over ten species in America, but four are most common and likely to invade homes. These include the European, the Shore, the Ring Legged and the Seaside Earwig. Some of these have wings, some have stripes on their abdomens, some are dark brown, but all have pinchers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(wild_earwig2.jpg, left)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(wild_earwig2.jpg, left<span>, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-02-17 01:20:12'' [[nbsp]] Har. --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-02-16 17:56:20AubreyJohnsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-02-16 18:56:20'' [[nbsp]] Well, there are earwigs in Davis, aren't there, Roy? I hate it when I find one in my room.. --["AubreyJohnson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-02-16 10:28:07RoyWrightItalics fixed, comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Maybe we should change the expression to "'''Make like an earwig and''' grow a pair." --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>''</span>Yes, but they lack the strength to actually hurt you with a pinch. My guess is it startles a potential predator enough to deter it from having an earwig snack. -- ["MatthewTom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>&nbsp;* </span>Yes, but they lack the strength to actually hurt you with a pinch. My guess is it startles a potential predator enough to deter it from having an earwig snack. -- ["MatthewTom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-02-16 10:26:02RoyWrightComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-02-16 11:26:02'' [[nbsp]] I'm very glad to have read this (earwigs have always frightened me, and now I'm free of their torment thanks to you), but how is this Davis-related? --["RoyWright"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2006-02-16 00:29:54MatthewTom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''Yes, but they lack the strength to actually hurt you with a pinch. My guess is it startles a potential predator enough to deter it from having an earwig snack. -- ["MatthewTom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-09 09:21:58AlphaDog+pic, +more info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Earwigs are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(wild_earwig.jpg, right, 300)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Earwigs''' are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators and some species will emit a foul odor. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. There are over<br> + ten species in America, but four are most common and likely to invade homes. These include the European, the Shore, the Ring Legged and the Seaside Earwig. Some of these have wings, some have stripes on their abdomens, some are dark brown, but all have pinchers.<br> + <br> + Earwigs are nocturnal. During the day they will be found in moist shady places, under wood piles, stones, boards, compost piles, flower beds, and other secluded locations. Earwigs can cause damage to cultivated plants and can be a nuisance when they migrate indoors, though they seldom become established indoors. When earwigs migrate indoors, they hide in cracks and crevices around baseboards and other locations. They may be found in potted plants and cut flowers. <br> + <br> + Earwigs can be of value as predators of certain insect pests because they are both plant and insect eaters. Plant damage can be extreme and looks much like slug damage; the main difference is that slugs will leave a slimy trail behind where earwigs leave no foot prints. Although it is most common to find small irregular holes, earwigs will readily eat all of the "meat" of a leaf leaving only a skeleton frame behind.<br> + <br> + [[Thumbnail(wild_earwig2.jpg, left)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-03-09 10:18:52'' [[nbsp]] I have never been pinched by one. Can they actually pinch somebody? --["GeorgeLewis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-09 09:10:40AlphaDogUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Earwigs?action=Files&do=view&target=wild_earwig2.jpg">wild_earwig2.jpg</a>.Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-09 09:10:23AlphaDogUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Earwigs?action=Files&do=view&target=wild_earwig.jpg">wild_earwig.jpg</a>.Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-02 15:58:22AlphaDogComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-03-02 15:58:22'' [[nbsp]] That's handy! Growing a new set, I mean. --["AlphaDog"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-02 15:58:01AlphaDog+comments field <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Earwigshttp://daviswiki.org/Earwigs2005-03-02 15:55:55LenaGranikcreated <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Earwigs<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Earwigs are flattened insects, about 1 inch in length. Some have a pair of leathery forewings covering a few segments of the abdomen and the membranous hind wings, with protruding tips. These "forceps" are used primarily for defense and courtship and cannot harm people. Earwigs are primarily scavengers (dead insects and rotting plants). Some species are predators. Only a few of the winged species are good fliers. <br> + <br> + Named after an old belief that these insects crawled into peoples ears to lay eggs in their brains. They do like dark and hidden places, but even if they were able to get into the ear canal they would only be able to go as far as the eardrum.<br> + <br> + Males can grow a spare set of genitals in case the other pair is damaged. </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>