Please name this insect

andyberryJune 8, 2014

Found this in the bathroom, when you put something near it, the insect curls it's tail over like a scorpion but it's obviously not a scorpion someone please help

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tucker_sp

Female earwig. Don't know which species. Hope this helps.

Tucker

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:44PM
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larry_gene

Looks more like a rove beetle. They commonly rear up the abdomen when threatened. Many Google images show this posture.

Antennae and pincers do not look prominent enough for earwig of either gender.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 12:34AM
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jean001a

Ditto on the rove beetle.
A predator. Put it outdoors.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 11:03PM
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Hom_grdnr

I have this worm/larvae in my soil. Last year I did not grow anything, I stored all the potting mix (miracle gro etc) in my compost bin. This year I opened the bin to use it and first it was either flying ants or termites. Then on all your advice, I turned the dirt and it worked. Last week I opened the bin again and I found these little worms and teeny tiny centipedes. Is it safe to grow vegetables in 5 gallon container using this or empty them all and start new?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 3:05PM
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