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Ringlegged Earwig

Scientific Name
Euborellia annulipes
Scientific Author
(Lucas, 1847)
Taxonomy
(Dermaptera: Anisolabididae: Anisolabidinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Oblique - Female
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Body length <14 mm; foreceps <3 mm long; general colour shining blackish brown; antennae with basal and a few anteapical segments yellow, rest greyish brown; pronotum on sides and legs yellow, femora banded with black; antennae 16-17 segmented; 2nd tarsomere unmodified; lacking tegmina and hindwings; pygidium hidden between the bases of broad forcep arms. Male abdominal segments 6th to 9th on sides acute angled posteriorly, striate and carinate; penultimate sternite with hind margin briefly rounded; parameres about as broad as long, flat, external apical angle rounded; distal lobes with pads of chitinous teeth. Female agrees with males in most characters but differs in having sides of abdominal segments convex and smooth; penultimate sternite obtuse posteriorly; ultimate tergite strongly narrowed posteriorly and forceps simple, contiguous and almost straight except apices.

References

- Srivastava, G.K. (2003). The Fauna of India and the Adjacent Countries: Dermaptera. Part 2. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 235 pp.

- Hudson, L. (1974): Dermaptera of Niue Island, and material from the Cook Islands. New Zealand journal of zoology, 1(1): 45-49. [doi: 10.1080/03014223.1974.9517812](http://dx.doi.org/10.1080%2F03014223.1974.9517812)
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/12/2010 02:13 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2014 22:23 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Ringlegged Earwig (Euborellia annulipes) Updated on 3/30/2014 10:23:04 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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