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DERMAPTERA (earwigs)

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NBN NBN ( has the UK distribution map of DERMAPTERA (earwigs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

Taxon Rank #refs #webs
FORFICULIDAE (a family of earwigs) Family    
Forficula auricularia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common Earwig) Species 1 2
Forficula lesnei (Finot, 1887) (Lesne's Earwig) Species 1  
LABIDURIDAE (giant earwigs) Family    
Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773) (Giant Earwig, Tawny Earwig) Species 1  

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Chopard, L., 1922 Orthoptères et Dermaptères
Chopard, L., 1951 Orthoptèroïdes
Hincks, W.D., 1949 Dermaptera and Orthoptera
Lucas, W.J., 1920 A Monograph of the British Orthoptera
Marshall, J.A. & Haes, E.C.M., 1988 Grasshoppers and allied Insects of Great Britain and Ireland
Savory, T.H., 1955 The World of Small Animals

Regional guides

Paul, J., 1989 Grasshoppers & Crickets of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

Stored product pests

Mound, L. (ed), 1989 Common Insects of Stored Products: a guide to their identification.

General Works

DERMAPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

DERMAPTERA is associated with:

There may be more taxa associated with Dermaptera listed at higher taxonomic level

(true insects)

Associated with DERMAPTERA:

adult adult may be infected by Entomophthora forficulae var. major - an entomophagous fungus (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) Waterhouse, G.M. & Brady, B.L., 1982
body cavity body cavity is endoparasitised by larva Mermis nigrescens - Rainworm (Mermithida: Mermithidae) Avery, R.A., 1974

Dermaptera may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

(true insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)


Avery, R.A., 1974 Identification of Animal Parasites
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Waterhouse, G.M. & Brady, B.L., 1982 Key to the Species of Entomophthora sensu lato
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