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European earwig with eggs - Forficula auricularia - female

European earwig with eggs - Forficula auricularia - Female
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
February 6, 2010
Is she eating them or guarding them?

licking, actually -- to ensure aseptic conditions :)
without the treatment they will die of fungal infection

 
Amazing.
Thanks V.

 
Wow!
I will look at earwigs in an entirely different light from now on! And I've never seen the eggs before... very pretty. Nice shot, Lynette!

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