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earwig

The insect Foricula auricularia , of the order Dermaptera , whose popular name derives from the widely held idea that it can burrow its way into the head after entering the ear and cause untold damage to the brain. Earwigs do occasionally enter the external auditory canal but are prevented by the eardrum from proceeding further. They can easily be floated out by instilling a little oil.
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Two species of the Diptera belong to family Tachinidae are the most important parasitoids of the earwig in central Europe: the dominant earwig parasitoids, Triarthria setipennis (Fallen), and the less abundant Ocytata pallipes (Fallen) (Kuhlmann, 1995).
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This is closely paralleled in the earwig example here cited, in which inferences appropriate to 16 replicates were drawn from a sample space in reality only one-half as large, resulting in a substantially inflated Type I error.
The European earwig Forficula auricularia is a minor component of the European soil fauna that exhibits a marked degree of population differentiation in life-history characters, particularly in reproductive strategies.
Earwigs: The name earwig literally means "ear creature".
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