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(Ancient Greek - derma = skin ; pteron = wing)

Found under rocks in most gardens, elongate and dorso-ventrally flattened

Insects in this order

  • Common earwig

    [[{"fid":"457","view_mode":"image_left","attributes":{"alt":"Forficula auricularia female","title":"Forficula auricularia female","height":"457","width":"609","class":"media-element file-image-left"},"type":"media"}]]Earwigs are well-known and distinctive insects, with thread-like antennae, short...

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Midge burgers

So many midges emerge in the rainy season from Lake Victoria, that they are made into burgers for humans!

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