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Black Earwig

Scientific Name
Chelisoches sp.
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Taxonomy
(Dermaptera: Chelisochidae: Chelisochinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Cerci - Adult Female
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Chelisoches morio (DER003)
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Dull black colour, sometimes with a yellow patch on elytra, or elytra metallic. Elytra and wings unicolourous, dark; smooth and glabrous. Distal segments of antennae broad and short; tibiae sulcate or flattened for at least distal 1/4; forceps stout; tegmina present.

References

- Brindle, A. (1970). The Dermaptera of the Solomon Islands. Pacific Insects, 12(3): 641-700.
More Information
Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/12/2010 02:29 AEST
Last Updated
09/05/2014 03:50 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Black Earwig (Chelisoches sp.) Updated on 5/9/2014 3:50:04 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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