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Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - male - female

Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - Male Female
Springfield, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
July 7, 2008
Size: Male:13 mm Female:12 mm
Looking through BugGuide I believe that these are European Earwigs. They were found in my yard under a fir tree, running around in the old, brown needles with many others Earwigs of the same kind. I just slipped the jar over some and got this nice little family:) What a deal! I was not sure how to measure so 20mm is the total with the forceps on the male (forceps 7mm alone) and the female is 15mm with forceps (forceps alone are 3mm). The youngster is 12mm with forceps (forceps alone are 2mm).

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Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - male - female Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - male - female Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - male Earwigs - Forficula auricularia - male

you are right, it's European Earwig
they are everywhere...

 
Thanks, V.
Thanks, V.

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