Earwig

6941.        I just caught this about 5 inches under the foot of my bed and has 6 legs just now and would like to know what on earth is this my friends? Steve.

Number 6941. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are scavengers, but some may be predatory on other small arthropods as well. Finding them is no cause for alarm. Click here for more detailed information.