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Genus Forficula

European Earwig? - Forficula auricularia - female an earwig - Forficula auricularia European Earwig - Forficula auricularia young earwig - Forficula auricularia Earwig - Forficula auricularia European Earwig? - Forficula auricularia - male An earwig - Forficula auricularia - female Earwig? - Forficula auricularia - female
Classification
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')
Numbers
a single (adventive) species in NA(1), 75 spp. total(2)
Range
Cosmopolitan, native to the Old World; our only species is widely though spottily distributed across NA(1)