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North American Earwigs

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/26/2014

There are few who can actually appreciate the contributions of the fearsome-looking Earwig.

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There are a total of 3 North American Earwigs in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.



1
European Earwig
Contrary to popular belief, earwigs do not typically crawl into human ears to make nests or lay eggs. They also do bite or p...
2
Maritime Earwig
The habitat of the Maritime Earwig is uncommon for most insects. The close proximity to bays and the coast would be risky co...
3
Ring-Legged Earwig
The Ring-Legged Earwig is a commonly seen insect throughout North America and gets it creepy name from the false idea that th...