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Order Dermaptera - Earwigs


Earwigs (Dermaptera) of South Carolina, with a key to the eastern North American species and a checklist of the North American..
By K.M. Hoffman
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 89 (1): 1-14, 1987
Full title: "Earwigs (Dermaptera) of South Carolina, with a key to the eastern North American species and a checklist of the North American fauna"

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The earwigs of Kansas, with a key to genera north of Mexico (Insecta: Dermaptera)
By Engel M.S.
Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 106: 115-123, 2003
A key to earwig genera occurring north of Mexico; a brief overview of earwig biology, evolution, and higher classification; as well as the descriptions, images, and key to species occurring in Kansas are provided.

The Earwigs of California (Order Dermaptera)
By R.L. Langston & J.A. Powell
Bull. Calif. Insect Surv. 20: 1-25, 1975
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Illustrated key to adults and detailed descriptions with data on biology and geographic distribution for species established in California (of which only one –-Vostox apicedentatus–- is native; an annotated list of accidental records of other intercepted spp. is provided).

Description and biology of Euborellia arcanum sp. nov., an alien earwig occupying greenhouses in Germany and Austria ...
By Danilo Matzke, Petr Kocarek
Zootaxa 3956 (1): 131 – 139 , 2015
Full title: Description and biology of Euborellia arcanum sp. nov., an alien earwig occupying greenhouses in Germany and Austria (Dermaptera: Anisolabididae)

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The Ring-legged Earwig, Euborellia annulipes (Lucas)
By C. R. Neiswander
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Bulletin 648, 1944

A new Earwig in the genus Votox (Dermaptera: Labiidae) from The Southwestern United States and Mexico
By W. L. Nutting, Ashely B. Gurney
Psyche, 68(2-3): 45-52, 1961
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Biology of the African Earwig, Euborellia cincticollis (Gerstaecker), in California and comparative notes on E.annulipes (Lucas)
By Knabke J.J., Grigarick A.A.
Hilgardia 41: 157-194, 1971

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics
By Donald H. Les
CRC Press, 2017
Host plants for many species