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One of the animals most misunderstood is insects. Some people treat insects as trivial and disgusting small animals, others treat them as pests that bite people or damage crops. But insects, like other animals, play an important role in balancing the ecosystem. A representative example is the tongue worm.

Three-piece claw-worm body

The tongue worm body can be divided into three different parts: the abdomen, the tip of the body, and the tongs. Tweezers or tweezers are used to defend or catch food. Male tine worms have curved tongs while females have straight tongs. And the caterpillars secrete a yellowish brown liquid to disperse around the predator, but it is harmless.

Some species of worms have wings that can fly. The tillers grow up to 0.5 to 3 inches and have an antennae and six legs like other insects. It is narrow, flat and long. It has various colors such as yellow, red, dark brown, and black.

I go into the nest for winter hibernation.

The tillers need a moist and dark environment to survive. It can be seen in places where pine leaves, compost, tree bark, and wood are piled up. The tillers must hibernate in the winter, hiding themselves six feet deep underground to avoid the cold. There are also trench worms looking for people's houses to avoid the cold at this time.

Through the slit in the wall, you enter the house and find a room with humid conditions such as a bathroom, basement, kitchen, garage. The claws do not harm people, so you do not have to hurt or expel them as much as possible.

Tongs may look a little dangerous, but they can only be used to feed or protect themselves. Never attack unless threatened. However, the only problem that can be worried about this tsuga is that it can damage indoor plants and flowers. Not only do not threaten people because they have no saliva to cause pain, but they are not a source of disease.

And when they hibernate, they do not breed, so there is no fear that the worms will multiply in the house. Rather, tine worms can help other insects in the house by eating other insects such as flies or mosquitoes.

▲ Indoor caterpillars can damage indoor plants and flowers (Photo: ⓒ Pixar Bay)

Female tine worms have a maternal instinct.

Unlike mammals, insects generally do not care when they breed. Therefore, the cubs of insects must grow on their own. However, this does not apply to female tillers with maternal instincts. Female tine insects protect eggs and larvae for a period of time after laying eggs.

After the egg hatches, keep the baby from side to side until it suffers a second metamorphosis. The baby tongue worm has about five times of transformation until it becomes an adult. When the mother leaves the baby, the baby is already in a condition to protect itself and find food.

Tin worms hitchhike on inanimate object

Tin worms are capable to hitch hiking. Tongue worms usually can not fly and can not travel long distances at once, so they are often attached to other objects. But even with limited movement, you can breed across eastern and western USA due to your hitchhiking skills.

Cider insects are often crawling around in the night time and are attached to inanimate objects such as newspapers, baggage, vehicles, timber, building materials, and flowers. So you might be looking at your belongings and seeing the claws attached to one place.

The name of the tillers is derived from myths

There was a story in the myth that wandered Europe a long time ago when a person sleeps on the floor rather than a bed, and the earwig crawls into his ear. These worms lay eggs in human ears, enter the brain, and eventually drive people crazy. But in fact, the tongue insects can not enter the human brain. But if you look for something warm you can get in your ears. Because the claws like warm and narrow space, human ears can be a suitable space.

Now that I have learned a lot of information about tillers, I do not have to be surprised or panicked to see tillers. In fact, it is a reality that people are killing many insects unnecessarily because of misinformation about such insects.

The name "earwig" comes from the myth that the worm enters the human ear and lays the eggs and goes into the brain (Photo = ⓒ Flickr)
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