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Genus Forficula

European Earwig - Forficula auricularia - female European Earwig ??? - Forficula auricularia - female Immature Earwig - Forficula auricularia European Earwig - Forficula auricularia - female Forficula auricularia? - Forficula auricularia - male Earwig - Forficula auricularia - female Dermaptera ? - Forficula auricularia Forficula auricularia - male
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)