Today the only thing I found to photograph was a common earwig.
However, look a little closer and despite its name and threatening appearance, the common earwig is a harmless and interesting creature.
Earwigs rest during the day inside damp crevices such as under bark or in hollow plant stems. They are scavengers and emerge at night.
Their pincers can give a small nip to a human but they are normally used to scare away predators and to help them tuck their wings away.
Males and females can be distinguished by their tail pincers, which are more curved in males than females.
It was once commonly believed that earwigs would burrow into people's ears at night and lay eggs in their brains. In fact the story still circulates as an urban myth. Earwigs are not parasitic and would rather lay their eggs under a stone. The human ear, though about the right size for an earwig, is not an ideal resting place.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Common Earwig (Forficula auricularia )