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common earwig (male)

Forficula auricularia


Forficula auricularia has an elongated flattened brownish colored body, with a shield-shaped pronotum, two pairs of wings and a pair of forcep-like cerci. They are about 12–15 mm long. The second tarsal segment is lobed, extending distally below the third tarsal segment. The antenna consists of 11–14 segments, and the mouth parts are of the chewing type.

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Common earwig
Forficula auricularia Earwigs (Dermaptera) - Information on Earwigs

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AnnieLopezReyes 4 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Thalita Morais Rote.

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Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

Lat: 16.41, Long: 120.59

Spotted on Jan 25, 2015
Submitted on Feb 2, 2015

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