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Earwig wings! - Doru taeniatum - female

Earwig wings! - Doru taeniatum - Female
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
August 26, 2006
Wish I had framed this better... Still a rare sight!

Moved from Doru.

Moved from Earwigs.

I think this is a female Doru species. It's hard to tell, but I think I see the diated 2nd tarsal segment on the left front leg, which would make it Forficulidae. The small number of antennal segments rules out Labiduridae, and I don't think there are any Labiidae/Spongiphoridae with the longitudinal stripes on the pronotum and tegmina.

Should I put it on the family page or the genus page?

Genus- I Think
The striped wing-pattern exactly matches that of Doru, but there are recently-recorded Forficulidae species in Florida that I know nothing about, and aren't mentioned in the only genus-level key I have access to.

I'm no expert on earwigs, so my knowledge is unfortunately only as good as my sources.

Wow! I didn't know they had such wings!
The veining suggests that they fold up - do they?

Yep, they have wings, 2 pairs in fact. The first pair are those stubby things. They are called tegmina (singular=tegmen). The membranous hindwings fold up under them.

Great pic! Nothing you see ev
Great pic! Nothing you see every day...

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