Earwig is a well-known animal of India. Its name in Hindi is Kankhajura or Kankhajura. At the same time it is known as ‘Kansla’ in Rajasthan, ‘Kankol’ in Punjab, and ‘Kansui’ in Maharashtra.
Let’s know some amazing facts about earwigs:-
Earwig is found on every continent except Antarctica and has the greatest diversity in size and configuration in warm and tropical environments.
Most earwigs are adapted to live in soil or leaf litter, under the bark of trees, or stones.
Earwig bodies have six head segments (three of which are mouthparts), a pair of venomous maxillipeds (“foot jaws”), a varied numbered series of truck-bearing foot segments, and two genital segments.
They have two antennae in their head and a varying number of paired compound eyes (called ocelli), although some cave-dwelling species are blind.
Each leg segment is composed of an upper and lower shield covered by a cuticle and separated from the next segment by a flexible membrane.
They shed their cuticles from time to time, which allows them to grow.
Their body length varies from 4 to 300 millimeters (0.16–12 in), with most species scaling between 10 and 100 millimeters (0.4–4 in).
The number of legs of an earwig can change throughout life.
The bird is left with a beak full of legs, and the cunning earwig swiftly pounces on those who remain.
Earwigs Are Carnivorous Hunters.