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Subject: I’m just curious
Location: Kentucky
July 26, 2017 11:30 pm
I found this on my wall, and I’m not sure if it has wings or not. I’m just curious about what it is
Signature: I can’t find anyone else

Earwig

Based on the similar appearance to this BugGuide image, we are confident that your Earwig is a female European Earwig, Forficula auriculariaMale European Earwigs have considerably larger forceps.  According to BugGuide, they are now “Cosmopolitan, native to western Palearctic; widely though spottily distributed across NA; introduced from Europe around 1910.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Kentucky

One Response to Earwig

  1. Ben says:

    This is DEFINITELY not a European Earwig. The head and the wing buds are black, while European earwig heads are brown and wing buds are red/yellow/black.
    The cerci also look more built for combat, while European earwigs have more vestigial cerci.

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