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Dermaptera (Earwigs)

Forficula auricularia (European Earwig)

Order: Dermaptera Family: Forficulidae Genus: Forficula This is a European earwig, Forficula auricularia, which is one of the more common species. This species was introduced from Europe in 1912, and has since become widely dispersed throughout North America. Some earwigs are predatory, but most feed on living, dead or decaying vegetation. (1,2)  F. auricularia can become …