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Because it makes sense for Us;

Our Families,

Our Pets,

The Earth we stand on,

The Air We breathe and

The Water We drink. tm

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Earwigs make up the insect order Dermaptera and are found throughout the Americas, Africa, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have characteristic cerci, a pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short forewings, hence the scientific order name, "skin wings". Some groups are tiny parasites on mammals and lack the typical pincers. Earwigs rarely use their flying ability.

Earwigs are mostly nocturnal and often hide in small, moist crevices during the day, and are active at night, feeding on a wide variety of insects and plants. Damage to foliage, flowers, and various crops is commonly blamed on earwigs, especially the common earwig Forficula auricularia.

Earwigs have five molts in the year before they become adults. Many earwig species display maternal care, which is uncommon among insects. Female earwigs may care for their eggs, and even after they have hatched as nymphs will continue to watch over offspring until their second molt. As the nymphs molt, sexual dimorphism such as differences in pincer shapes begins to show.

Some earwig specimen fossils are in the extinct suborders Archidermaptera or Eodermaptera, the former dating to the Late Triassic and the latter to the Middle Jurassic. Many orders of insect have been theorized to be closely related to earwigs, though the icebugs of Grylloblattaria are most likely.

Earwig

Earwig with Eggs Larvae

Angry Female Earwig

Earwig Feeding on Flowers

Earwig Showing Wings

Life cycle and reproduction.

The life cycle and development of a male earwig from egg to each instar

Earwigs are hemimetabolous, meaning they undergo incomplete metamorphosis, developing through a series of 4 to 6 molts.

The developmental stages between molts are called instars. Earwigs live for about a year from hatching. They start mating in the autumn, and can be found together in the autumn and winter. The male and female will live in a chamber in debris, crevices, or soil 2.5 mm deep. After mating, the sperm may remain in the female for months before the eggs are fertilized. From midwinter to early spring, the male will leave, or be driven out by the female. Afterward the female will begin to lay 20 to 80 pearly white eggs in 2 days. Some earwigs, those parasitic in the suborders Arixeniina and Hemimerina, are viviparous (give birth to live young); they would be fed by a sort of placenta

When first laid, the eggs are white or cream-colored and oval-shaped, but right before hatching they become kidney-shaped and brown. Each egg is approximately 1 mm (0.04 in) tall and 0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide.

Earwigs are among the few non-social insect species that show maternal care. The mother will pay close attention to the needs of her eggs, such as warmth and protection, though studies have shown that the mother does not pay attention to the eggs as she collects them

The mother has been shown to pick up wax balls by accident, but they would eventually be rejected as they do not have the proper scent. The mother will also vigorously defend the eggs from predators, not eating unless an egg goes bad.

Another distinct maternal care unique to earwigs is that the mother continuously cleans the eggs to protect them from fungi. Studies have found that the urge to clean the eggs persists for days after they are removed; when the eggs were replaced after hatching, the mother continued to clean them for up to 3 months.

Connecticut CT

     •     Baltic - 06330

     •     Bozrah - 06334

     •     Colchester - 06415

     •     East Lyme - 06333

     •     Franklin - 06254

     •     Gales Ferry - 06335

     •     Griswold

     •     Groton - 06340

     •     Hanover - 06350

     •     Jewett City - 06351

     •     Lebanon - 06249

     •     Ledyard - 06339

     •     Lisbon - 06351

     •     Lords Point - 06378

     •     Lyme - 06371

     •     Montville - 06353

     •     Morningside Park

     •     Mystic - 06355

     •     New London - 06320

     •     Niantic - 06357

     •     Noank - 06340

     •     North Franklin - 06254

     •     North Stonington - 06359

     •     Norwich - 06360

     •     Norwichtown

     •     Oakdale - 06370

     •     Occum - 06330 (Baltic)

     •     Old Lyme - 06371

     •     Old Mystic - 06372

     •     Pawcatuck -06379

     •     Poquonock Bridge

     •     Preston

     •     Quaker Hill - 06375

     •     Salem - 06420

     •     Sprague

     •     Stonington - 06378

     •     Uncasville - 06382

     •     Versailles - 06383

     •     Voluntown - 06384

     •     Waterford - 06385

     •     West Mystic - 06388

     •     Yantic - 06389

Rhode Island RI

02801      Adamsville

02802      Albion

02804      Ashaway

02806      Barrington

02807      Block Island

02808      Bradford

02809      Bristol

02812      Carolina

02813      Charlestown

02816      Coventry

02817      West Greenwich

02818      East Greenwich

02822      Exeter

02823      Fiskeville

02824      Forestdale

02826      Glendale

02827      Greene

02828      Greenville

02829      Harmony

02830      Harrisville

02831      Hope

02832      Hope Valley

02833      Hopkinton

02835      Jamestown

02836      Kenyon

02837      Little Compton

02838      Manville

02839      Mapleville

02840      Newport

02841      Newport

02842      Middletown

02852      North Kingstown

02854      North Kingstown

02858      Oakland

02859      Pascoag

02860      Pawtucket

02871      Portsmouth

02872      Prudence Island

02873      Rockville

02874      Saunderstown

02875      Shannock

02876      Slatersville

02877      Slocum

02878      Tiverton

02879      Wakefield

02880      Wakefield

02881      Kingston

02882      Narragansett

02883      Peace Dale

02885      Warren

02886      Warwick

02887      Warwick

02888      Warwick

02889      Warwick

02891      Westerly

02892      West Kingston

02893      West Warwick

02894      Wood River Junction

02898      Wyoming

02901      Providence

02910      Cranston

02912      Providence

02920      Cranston

02921      Cranston