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Earwig
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN Earwig
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN

Earwig
Size: 5/8 - 3/4 inch long

Where/When: Feeds on a variety of vegetables and flowers. Active from July to October.

Significance: Their damage appears as small, irregular holes in leaves. Their feeding generally just affects their appearance, although large numbers could injure plants.
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