European Earwig Forficula auricularia Linnaeus (Insecta: Dermaptera: Forficulidae)
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Capinera, John L. 2010. “European Earwig Forficula Auricularia Linnaeus (Insecta: Dermaptera: Forficulidae): EENY483/IN875, 10/2010”. EDIS 2010 (8). Gainesville, FL.


EENY-483, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by John L. Capinera, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this predatory, omnivorous insect with pincer-like cerci (forceps) – distribution, description and life cycle, behavior, hosts, damage, and management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2010.

EENY483/IN875: European Earwig Forficula auricularia Linnaeus (Insecta: Dermaptera: Forficulidae) (
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