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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Forficula

Earwig - Forficula auricularia - male Unkown Earwig On Showy Milkweed - Forficula auricularia - female Male European Earwig On Sunflower - Forficula auricularia - male Dermaptera 01 - Forficula auricularia - male - female nymph - Forficula auricularia - female Ant? - Forficula auricularia Dermaptera - Forficula auricularia - female earwig 1 - Forficula auricularia - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
Family Forficulidae
Genus Forficula
Explanation of Names
Forficula Linnaeus 1758
forficula is Latin for 'earwig' (originally, 'small pincers')
a single (adventive) species in NA(1), 75 spp. total(2)
Cosmopolitan, native to the Old World; our only species is widely though spottily distributed across NA(1)