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DERMAPTERA (earwigs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

FORFICULIDAE (a family of earwigs) Family  
Forficula auricularia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common Earwig)
Male - dorsal view
Forficula lesnei (Finot, 1887) (Lesne's Earwig) Species 1 ident refs
LABIDURIDAE (giant earwigs) Family  
Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773) (Giant Earwig, Tawny Earwig) Species 1 ident refs
SPONGIPHORIDAE (lesser earwigs) Family  
Labia minor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lesser Earwig)
Adult - dorsal view

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Chopard, L., 1922 Orthoptères et Dermaptères
Chopard, L., 1951 Orthoptèroïdes
Hincks, W.D., 1949 Dermaptera and Orthoptera
Lucas, W.J., 1920 A Monograph of the British Orthoptera
Marshall, J.A. & Haes, E.C.M., 1988 Grasshoppers and allied Insects of Great Britain and Ireland
Savory, T.H., 1955 The World of Small Animals

Regional guides

Paul, J., 1989 Grasshoppers & Crickets of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

Stored product pests

Mound, L. (ed), 1989 Common Insects of Stored Products: a guide to their identification.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to DERMAPTERA (earwigs)

DERMAPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 5 feeding and other relationships of DERMAPTERA (earwigs)

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