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1. (Science: zoology) Any insect of the genus Forticula and related genera, belonging to the order euplexoptera.

2. (Science: zoology) in America, any small chilopodous myriapod, especially. Of the genus geophilus.

Both insects are so called from the supposition that they creep into the human ear.

3. A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.

Origin: as. Earwicga; eare ear _ wicga beetle, worm: cf. Prov. E. Erri-wiggle.

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What's this beetle's english COMMON name?

Man, that is a neat bug where did you find it? I got it in a garden several month ago. I was digging a hole to look for some earwigs, and then this buster came out. So I brought it home ,took picture for it, then I sent it away... This kind of beetle is familiar in summer of Beijing(suburb ...

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by Bugz
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What's this beetle's english COMMON name?
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tritrophic interactions

i'm researching what i consider to be a tritrophic interaction between earwigs, their parasitoids and consequent hyperparasitoids. whenever i find "tritrophic interactions" in articles it always has a plant at the base of the interaction, not an animal. ...

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by chaaaarlie
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: tritrophic interactions
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