Earwig

St.Helena 1982St.Helena 1995Qatar 1998
St. Helena Striped Earwig
Labidura herculeana
(Labiduridae)
St. Helena Striped Earwig
Labidura herculeana
(Labiduridae)
Shore Earwing
Labidura riparia
(Labiduridae)
Senegal 1997Cote d'Ivoire 1980Malta 2005
European Earwig
Forficula auricularia
(Forficulidae)
European Earwig
Forficula auricularia
(Forficulidae)
Common Earwig
Forficula decipiens
(Forficulidae)
Comoro Islands 1994Comoro Islands 1994
Common Earwig
Hypurgus ova
(Forficulidae)
Carcinophorid Earwig
Ecbinosoma bolivari
(Pygidicranidae)


Seaside Earwig
Anisolabis maritima
(Carcinophoridae)
(DERMAPTERA)


Totsuka Yokohama 2014.5Totsuka Yokohama 2014.6
Seaside Earwig
Anisolabis maritima
(Carcinophoridae)
Common Earwig
Gonalabis marginalis
(Carcinophoridae)

The most remarkable feature of earwig is powerful tail scissors without the joint which Okado hardened as the name, and a kind with tail scissors huger than the body also has it. The forms of tail scissors differ with a sex and tail scissors of male are greater than female one and generally are more complicated. Tail scissors is the arms of earwig , and if we will try to catch earwig by hand, a back side tends to pervert and pinch its belly. Tail scissors of a large-scale kind is powerful, and if hand is clipped by tail scissors inserted, hand becomes very painful.
A small kind is 5mm in length, and the maximum kind like St.Helena's giant earwig amounts to 50mm. It mainly lives in surface of the earth, and it is copulated and laid eggs in the hole dug in the bottom of a stone, or underground. Carrying out courting action before copulation and mother earwig's protecting eggs and larvaes and nursing are known.

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