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Earwig - Dermaptera - Doru taeniatum - male

Earwig - Dermaptera - Doru taeniatum - Male
South Georgia, Ware County, Georgia, USA
August 12, 2006
Size: 1cm.


Moved from Doru.

Thanks V.
Thanks V.

Moved from Earwigs.

do there back pinchers really pinch.
I was wondering if they could hurt me with the back pinchers. I am not sure so if you could help me out it would be nice.

Earwigs are considered harmle
Earwigs are considered harmless to people. The pincers may "bite" someone but no venom is prescent.

thanks a lot

Linear or Riparian:-)
Pretty sure this is either a linear earwig or a riparian earwig. I can never remember how to tell the two apart! Nice image of a 'trophy' male.

Doru vs. Labidura
Doru has the dark part of the wings so that it looks like there's a dark stripe down the middle of the back. Labidura has the dark lines away from the edges of the wings, so it looks like there's a light stripe down the middle of the back. Besides that, Labidura has up to twice the number of antennal segments that this specimen has.

Nomina Nearctica lists other Doru species, so it might not be Doru lineare/taeniatum.

I've moved image to (order).
I've moved image to (order). Thanks Eric.

I don't think we have any earwig Geniuses, but someone might be able to ID this to Genus for you. :)

Thank you Lynette for your he
Thank you Lynette for your help. Earwigs are abundant here in the fall.

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