Earwigs make up the insect order Dermaptera. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have characteristic cerci, a pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short, rarely used forewings, hence the scientific order name, “skin wings”. Some groups are tiny parasites on mammals and lack the typical pincers. Earwigs are found on all continents except Antarctica. I found this guy inside my home and tried to make good images of him, but he was very fast and didn’t stood at one place. By that time I didn’t had the Raynox macro filter and so only with Canon 100mm Macro paired with Canon 7D, I only managed to pull off frames with much less details.