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Earwig Insect

The tawny Earwig Insect, Labidura riparia, sometimes flies to lights at night and can emit an unpleasant smell when captured. It is found across the southern United States. Length up to 1 inch (2.5 cm).

Earwig Insect Facts:

Common name: Earwigs

Order: Dermaptera

Class: Insecta

Subphylum: Hexapoda

Number of species: About 1,800 (20 US)

Size: From about 0.2 in (5 mm) to 1 in (2.5 cm)

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Key features: Relatively elongate, rather flattened body head with large or small compound eyes (or lacking eyes and biting and chewing jaws; winged or wingless, forewings only very small; hind wings semicircular in shape, up neatly to fit beneath the folding modified to form forewing covers; cerci highly “pincers”; nymphs resemble adults

Habits: Most are nocturnal; some live in burrows, a few unusual species live on mammals

Breeding: Males of some species use the pincers to hold the female; parental care by females not uncommon

Diet: Feed as scavengers on a variety of dead and decaying organic matter, some eat flowers; a few are semiparasitic

Habitat: Grassland, forests deserts, and gardens

Distribution: Worldwide

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