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Forficula auricularia.jpg
Forficula auricularia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Dermaptera
Family: Forficulidae
Subfamily: Forficulinae
Genus: Forficula
Linnaeus, 1758

Forficula is a genus of earwigs in the family Forficulidae. The best known species is Forficula auricularia. Forficula contains at least 68 species,[1] making it the largest genus of earwigs.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Henrik Steinmann (1993). Dermaptera: Eudermaptera II. Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen [A Compilation and Characterization of the Recent animal groups]. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-012298-5. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Forficula at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Forficula at Wikispecies