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Earwig - Vostox - female

Earwig - Vostox - Female
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
July 20, 2008
Size: 13mm (1/2")
Please help with ID.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Little Earwigs.

Moved from Earwigs.

The feet are wrong for Forficulidae or Chelisochidae, the wings are wrong for Anisolabididae/Carcinophoridae, the antennae and the thorax-coloration are wrong for Labiduridae, and it looks nothing like Pygidicranidae. That just leaves Labiidae.

This has enough detail that we should be able to narrow it down further. Off the top of my head, Vostox brunneipennis looks good- especially since it's been reported from Oklahoma:

Moved from European Earwig.

Nice pic of the common female European earwig (Forficula auricularia).

See reference below:

Not European earwig.
Moving this back to order page for now.

Looks like an earwig.
Looks like an earwig.

It is.
It 'is' an earwig. Not sure of family, genus, or species, though.

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