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Earwigs Got Wings?

Tuesday August 14, 2012

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Question:

I have an insect that I believe is a female earwig except she has long wings that extend all the way to the end of her cerci. She has the long antenna coming from just below her eyes and the cerci and the obvious segments on her ventral side. She is a classic earwig except for the long wings? Is there another insect I am overlooking for identification?

Mr Pest Control

Answer:

Without an image to help with the ID I won't be absolutely positive on this, but it still could be an earwig. Especially if there are earwig-like pincers at the back, which no other common insects have, this may just be an earwig with her fl... Read more

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