Carcinophora occidentalis 1
Meaning of name: Unknown.
Distribution: Reported from the southwest of Western Australia and around Adelaide, South Australia.
Remarks: This earwig was approximately 15 millimetres long. We have photographed this species between August and February.
A different colour form was known as Gonolabis michaelseni but it is now recognised as being Carcinophora occidentalis.
References: Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:f354c711-e32a-45a2-b649-e9f7f6e0823a#overview
Identification courtesy of David Knowles.
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