Dermaptera Species File

The Dermaptera Species File works to build a comprehensive source for knowledge about the world’s earwigs. Information found here includes valid names, synonyms, bibliographic data, specimen data, images, and distributions for earwigs of the world. Our site seeks to include and serve researchers in taxonomy, systematics, ecology, ethology, conservation, and evolution, as well as educators, policy makers, and citizen scientists.


Try searching for species Forficula auricularia, or start your exploration at Genus Forficula, or Family Forficulidae.

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See our About page for an overview of the project, its data, the development team, and details about how you can access the data, contribute, contact us, or get help.


Sept. 15, 2023: Welcome to our new Dermaptera Species File Website

We look forward to hearing from you about your experiences with our new features as well as how you use the information you find here.