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>To me it looks like an earwig but it has claw like front legs, and it's built a tunnel web inside of my capensis plant. What's odd is this bug has been evading the dew on my plant and still surviving. When I blow on the plant the bug zips down the tunnel real fast down below the all the smaller spathulata growing on the soil line.

Also im not sure if those are eggs in it's tunnel or just seeds that have fallen off the spathulata's since they recently started sending up those seed pod's

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Awesome bug. looks pretty juicy. If I were you. i feed that bug to my VFT or Neps XD
 

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Looks like an earwig Family Dermaptera, probably Euborellia annulipes - Ring-legged Earwig
http://bugguide.net/node/view/38920

Silk tube and poop are most likely from a caterpillar of some sort. I'd worry about the caterpillar which will munch your plant to pieces. Earwigs don't produce silk.
 

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Sorry, I gotta disagree with the earwig ID, for two reasons. The head shape is completely different...appears rounded in siccmade's photo, while the earwig is more triangular. And the prothorax and mesothorax in siccmade's insect are VERY long...look how far apart the legs are.

My first instinct is to say Rove Beetle. (order Coleoptera, family Staphylinidae). But it looks even more like a bristletail (order Diplura), which is a very cool find and I hope you didn't feed it to your plants.

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Oh, actually.. Order Embiidina, the web-spinners. I'm guessing you live in a warm climate?

http://bugguide.net/node/view/16969

This looks like one of the wingless females, which seem to be hard to identify? Again, a very cool insect in my opinion. I've never seen one...we don't have them up north.
 
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Did somebody say earwig?:D

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