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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Spongiphoridae - Little Earwigs

Earwig - Vostox - female Earwig - Labia minor - male Spongiiphoridae: Marava? - Marava arachidis Labia minor - female Earwig under standing dead Quercus stellata bark.  Marava? - Vostox brunneipennis - male Spongiphoridae (Little Earwig), ventral - Marava arachidis earwig - Vostox - male what am I? - Labia minor - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
Family Spongiphoridae (Little Earwigs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Labiidae
Explanation of Names
Spongiphoridae Verhoeff 1902
Numbers
8-10 spp. in 4-5 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area(1)(Haas 2009):
subfam. Labiinae: Labia (1 sp.), Paralabella (2 spp.), Spirolabia (1 sp.)
subfam. Spongiphorinae: Marava (3 spp.), Vostox (3 spp.)
>420 spp. in 40 genera worldwide, arranged into 14 subfamilies(2)