Thursday, 17 September 2015

Dog Dish Insect

There is always an added meat content in Penny's outside water dish. When I went to fill it a few days ago I saw this beasty thrashing about in what little water remained in the bottom of the dish:


It soon managed to start climbing the dry side of the dish:



I'm not sure what the round dots are near its rear end:


Nor have I any idea what sort of insect it is as yet. Somewhat like an earwig.
Size was about 6 to 8mm long.


  1. It looks like an earwig. The forceps are a bit small.
    The little bobbles are mites I think.

  2. As a child I used to find the baby fish in the watering cans and buckets interesting. They were, of course, mosquito larvae. Ugh.

  3. I thought it was rather like an earwig too John. Whatever it turns out to be, keep it down there in the flatlands - I don't want to see it in my dog's bowl!

  4. Could it be a Woodland Earwig?


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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