Earwig

7082.       Please help me to identify this insect. I found it in my kitchen today (September 18). I first thought it was a scorpion but it has two legs which scorpions only have 1. Thank you! Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7082. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans; at most, you might experience a slight pinch from the cerci at the end of their abdomen. Click here for more detailed information.