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Types of Earwigs

Apterygida ​Media​
Apterygida ​Media​

Apterygida media is a species of European earwig, known as the short-winged earwig or hop-garden earwig.

Arixenia Esau​
Arixenia Esau​

Arixenia esau is a species of earwig, one of three species in the genus Arixenia. This species was initially believed to be parasitic on bats, including the hairless bat (Cheiromeles torquatus), but is actually not a parasite.

Chelisoches ​Morio​
Chelisoches ​Morio​

Chelisoches morio, commonly known as the black earwig, is a cosmopolitan earwig in the family Chelisochidae. Black earwigs are active at all times of the day, and prefer wet habitats. Adults can grow up to 36 millimetres (1.4 in).

Doru ​Aculeatum​
Doru ​Aculeatum​

Doru aculeatum, the spine-tailed earwig, is an insect in the family Forficulidae.: 144 This earwig is found in the woods and grassy areas of eastern North America and occurs at outdoor lights at night.: 55. The adults have a brown body with pale markings. The male has a short thorn-like spine in between the cerci on the 10th segment of the abdomen.

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European ​Earwig​
European ​Earwig​

Forficula auricularia, the common earwig or European earwig, is an omnivorous insect in the family Forficulidae. The European earwig survives in a variety of environments and is a common household insect in North America.

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Labidura ​Riparia​
Labidura ​Riparia​

Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773) Labidura riparia is a species of earwig in the family Labiduridae, formerly Forficula riparia, characterized by their modified cerci as forceps, and light tan color.

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Maritime ​Earwig​
Maritime ​Earwig​

Anisolabis maritima, commonly known as the maritime earwig or the seaside earwig, is a species of earwig in the family Anisolabididae. Similar to the Seashore earwig, this species can be found near the shore line, and is cosmopolitan.

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Ring-Legged ​Earwig​
Ring-Legged ​Earwig​

At most, the Ring-Legged Earwig lightly damages any plants that it may feast on but beyond that, a passerby is safe from those intimidating pincers. These Earwigs generally appear as a brown or a black with some possible yellow on the body.

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Saint Helena ​Earwig​
Saint Helena ​Earwig​

The Saint Helena earwig or Saint Helena giant earwig (Labidura herculeana) was a large species of earwig endemic to the oceanic island of Saint Helena in the south Atlantic Ocean. It is now considered extinct.

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Seashore ​Earwig​
Seashore ​Earwig​

The seashore earwig (Anisolabis littorea) is a species of earwig in the family Anisolabididae. It is native to eastern Australia and New Zealand. Similar both ecologically and taxonomically to the maritime earwig, this species is commonly found on beaches under stones and debris.

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Triarthria ​Setipennis​
Triarthria ​Setipennis​

Triarthria setipennis is a species of tachinid fly which parasitizes other insects, including earwigs. Distribution. Albania, Andorra, ...