Types of Earwigs
Earwigs are insects of the order Dermaptera, meaning "skin wing." There are 12 families of Dermaptera, which contain approximately 1,800 known species. The bulk of these species are indigenous to the tropics, though at least 25 live in North America....
Earwigs make up the insect order Dermaptera and are found throughout the
Americas, Africa, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. With about 2,000 species
There is a superstition that earwigs burrow into the ears of people while they
sleep. This is a myth and without any scientific basis. Earwigs frighten many
Earwigs are one of the most misunderstood insects. Many fear that they bite
people. Some even look at mosquito bites and think that they are earwig bites.
This animal is believed to be extinct at St. Helena only a few decades ago. The development of the international airport in the habitat of this arthropod produced massive protests by the science community and many entomologists rushed into there in the last few years. ... More »
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Earwigs are about 5/8 inch long, with a flat, reddish brown body and very short
wings. They have medium length antennae and chewing mouthparts. They are ...
Primarily night feeders, the common earwig (Forficula auricularia) is considered
to be an insect pest when it feeds on soft plant shoots, such as corn silks, and ...
Earwigs are a fairly well-known insect, from folk lore if not from actual experience.
The earwig is the insect reputed in superstition to purposefully crawl into the ...