Order Dermaptera

Places to watch
Earwigs are active at night and hid in cracks or underneath objects during the day. Most species scavenge on dead animal and plant material. Eggs are laid in underground burrows. Often introduced indoors via potted plants.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Earwigs are most readily recognized by the forceps at the end of the abdomen. Species range from 1/2″ to 1″ in length, and from light reddish-brown to jet black in color. Some species are marked with stripe or bands on the body and legs.

28.02.2014 Category: Bug identification

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