Labiduridae

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"Striped earwig" redirects here. This can also specifically refer to the Tawny Earwig (Labidura riparia).
Labiduridae
Labidura riparia.jpg
Labidura riparia specimen in Ebro Delta, Spain.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Dermaptera
Suborder: Forficulina
Family: Labiduridae
Subfamilies[1]

Labiduridae, whose members are known commonly as striped earwigs,[2] is a relatively large family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina.[1][3]

The family contains a total of approximately 71 species, spread across seven genera in three subfamilies.[4][5] Some well-known members of the family include Labidura riparia, commonly known as the tawny earwig, and Gonolabidura meteor. The family is mostly cosmopolitan, so it can be found around the world.[5] The family's members are moderate to large earwigs, and are cylindrically shaped with well-developed wings. They have especially long antennae, while some segments can be shorter, and large cerci.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Checklist for LABIDURIDAE". Australian Faunal Directory. Australia: Australian Government: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Discover Life - Dermaptera: Labiduridae - Common brown earwig, Striped earwigs". Discover Life. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  3. ^ See first entry in external links section for reference.
  4. ^ a b Steinmann, H. (1989). "Dermaptera. Catadermaptera II". Das Tierreich 105. 
  5. ^ a b c "Family LABIDURIDAE". Australian Faunal Directory. Australia: Australian Government: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 

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