Ring-Legged Earwig

I’m from west central Alabama and we have been seeing these bugs around our house often could you please see if you could identify. I sent a message in on the 23 rd but have y heard back yet . I thought I’d try again. Thanks. Karen Luepnitz Dear Karen, We are sorry about the … Read more

Cerci of an Earwig, we presume

Subject:  What type of bug is it? Geographic location of the bug:  My room Date: 11/12/2017 Time: 02:39 AM EDT Can you please tell me what kind of bug this is I found it in my room and I’ve been getting bit every night and I’m not sure what kind of bug is biting me … Read more


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 Based on the similar appearance to this BugGuide image, we are confident that your Earwig … Read more

Newly Molted Earwig

Subject: Newly molted earwig? Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada July 10, 2017 5:34 pm Hi bugman, I read on one of the posts that an albino looking earwig could have newly molted and the exoskeleton hasn’t yet hardened. I think I found one with its discarded exuvia. Is this one female? Is this a Forficula auricularia? … Read more

Earwig from Saudi Arabia

Subject: What is this insect Location: Al hijr, saudiarabia January 7, 2017 8:46 am I saw this insect near water sources in Saudi Arabia near one of the oldest dig site called al hijr(madian saleh) Signature: Junaid Zaman Dear Junaid, This is an Earwig in the order Dermaptera, and though it has distinctive markings, our … Read more

Striped Earwig

Subject: Unknown creepy crawler! Location: Chandler, Arizona November 16, 2016 12:18 pm Hello Bugman! We live in Chandler, Arizona & see all kinds of different insects. Found this one in my dog’s empty food bowl this morning & have never seen anything like it! With a quick first glance, I thought it was a small … Read more