Thursday, September 6, 2012



Earwigs are found throughout the Americas, Africa, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have a characteristic pair of forceps pincers on their abdomen, and wings folded underneath short forewings know as "skin wings."  Earwigs rarely use their ability to fly.