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Earwig(Dermaptera) informations, facts -


Earwings(Dermaptera) are well-known insects Earwigs are among the most readily recognized insect pests in home gardens. An earwig is an insect with two antennae, six legs, three body parts, and a formidable set of pincers on the end of its abdomen. Earwings has more than 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders.



Common Name: Earwig
Scientific Name: Dermaptera

Scientific Classification 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Dermaptera
Family: Dermaptera
Genus: ‎‎‎‎Forficula
Group: Insect
Number of Species: 2000
Conservation Status: Not extinct

Living & Habitat

Living Locations: Worldwide
Habitat: Caves, Houses, Dry places, Woods

Physical Classification

Color: Dark Brown
Skin Type: Shell
Weight: 2 g to 5 g (Approx)
Size: 5 mm to 50 mm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 0.7 km/h (Approx)


Diet: Omnivore
Favorite Food: Plants, Ripe fruit
PredatorBirds, Frog, Lizard 


Lifestyle: Solitary 
Lifespan: Up to 2 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 3 Months
Incubation Period: 7 days
Average Litter Size: 50
Age of Weaning: 6 to 7 Weeks


  • There are nearly 2,000 species of earwigs across the world.

  • Earwigs have an average lifespan of one year. The mating season for earwigs is in autumn and winter, with eggs typically hatched in the spring.

  • Earwig season typically takes place in late spring and early summer. In the colder, winter months, earwigs will stay underground until the ground begins to warm.

  • Earwigs have two pairs of wings on their body, the fore-wings, and the hind-wings. The fore-wings provide a sort of cover for their hind-wings, as they are a short leathery plate. The hind-wings are a very thin fan-like structure that folds under the hind-wings and comes out for short variations of flight. Earwigs do technically have the capability to fly, but it is a rare occurrence in which an earwig does take flight. In those instances, they are often done in very short bursts.

  • Earwigs have numerous predators that like to feed on them. Common creatures around the home that like to prey on earwigs include birds, lizards, frogs, centipedes, spiders, and yellow jackets.


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