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European Earwig - Forficula auricularia - female

European Earwig - Forficula auricularia - Female
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
July 19, 2009
Size: 13 mm
On side of house near porch light. ID help appreciated.

European Earwig confirmed
The feet establish it as Forficulidae, and the shape of the forceps and coloring of the wings eliminate anything else from that family in North America. It's an adult female, by the way- the forceps on the male are quite different.

It's not like I'm scared of them, but I hate earwigs!

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