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Earwig

Scientific Name
Doru taeniatum
Scientific Author
(Dohrn, 1862)
Taxonomy
(Dermaptera: Forficulidae: Forficulinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Female
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DER004
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

General colour deep black and bright yellow; 4th antennal segment more than twice as long as broad; pronotum transverse; tegmina and wings always fully developed; tegminae yellow with brown inner margins; hindwings visible beyond tegminae; 2nd tarsal segments dilated and much wider than 3rd, extending conspicuously beneath 3rd. Male pygidium elongate, posteriorly produced into a spine. Forceps typical, slightly arcuate; widely seperated at base.

References

- Hoffman, K. M. (1987). Earwigs (Dermaptera) of South Carolina, with a key to the eastern North American species and a checklist of the North American fauna. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 89(1): 1-14.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/12/2010 02:39 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 22:44 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Earwig (Doru taeniatum) Updated on 3/23/2014 10:44:20 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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