Labidura ripariaCommon name: Common Brown Earwig
Distribution: Found around the world but usually in tropical or subtropical areas.
Remarks: This earwig was approximately 22 millimetres long to the end of its pincers. Labidura riparia are predators that eat insects and scavenged meat. The mothers clean and guard their 60 – 100 eggs and feed the young for the first 2 – 5 days after hatching.
We have photographed this earwig in December.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
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