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Genus Chelisoches

Chelisoches morio - male Chelisochides morio - Chelisoches morio - male Chelisochides morio - Chelisoches morio - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
Family Chelisochidae
Genus Chelisoches
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lobophora Audinet-Serville 1839 (preaeocc.)
Explanation of Names
Chelisoches Scudder 1876
from χηλη οχεω ('pincer-carrier')
A single (adventive) species in our area, 15 spp. total(1)
Native to many Pacific islands; introduced into Pacific Northwest, CA and FL (likely from Hawaii)(2)(3)
Print References
Audinet-Serville, Histoire Naturelle des Insects. Othopteres. (1839), p.32 --original description