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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Congo), East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa), West Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal)
Taxonomy for Dermaptera (Earwigs) in Africa
Class
Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 827 families, 23673 genera, 180376 species
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Subclass
Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 814 families, 23548 genera, 180015 species
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Infraclass
Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 778 families, 23237 genera, 178315 species
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Superorder
Africa
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 106 families, 2045 genera, 9422 species
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Order
Africa
Dermaptera (De Geer, 1773) (Earwigs) - Systematics
 11 families, 55 genera, 220 species
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Families19    worldwide
Genera267    worldwide
Species2.368    worldwide
Common namesEarwigs, Dermapterans, Pincerbugs
German namesOhrwürmer
Dutch namesOorwormen, Huidvleugeligen
Danish namesØrentviste
Finnish namesPihtihäntäiset
Norwegian namesSaksedyr
Swedish namesTvestjärtar
Spanish namesTijerillas
French namesDermaptères
AuthorDe Geer, 1773
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesDermaptera in bie.ala.org.au
Dermaptera in bug.tamu.edu
Dermaptera in dermaptera.speciesfile.org
Dermaptera in faunaeur.org
Dermaptera in itis.gov
Dermaptera in papua-insects.nl
Dermaptera in dyntaxa.se
Dermaptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Africa
    Neodermaptera (Engel, 2003)
     11 families, 55 genera, 220 species

Family overview for Dermaptera (Earwigs) in Africa
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 43 Species
Apachyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 Species
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 19 Species
Chelisochidae (Burr, 1907) - 3 SpeciesBlack earwigs
Diplatyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 13 Species
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 40 Species
Hemimeridae (Sharp, 1895) - 7 Species
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 11 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Labiidae (Burr, 1909) - 9 SpeciesLittle earwigs
Pygidicranidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 33 Species
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 40 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
11 Families with 220 Species in Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Dermaptera in Africa
Species with ANext  
Aborolabis angulifera (Dohrn, 1864)Info
Africolabis humicola (Brindle, 1966)Info
Africolabis pseudohumicola (Brindle, 1978)Info
Afroforficula brongersmai (Boeseman, 1954)Info
Afroforficula capeneri (Hincks, 1957)Info
Afroforficula kaffir (Burr, 1911)Info
Alloblandex granulatus (Hincks, 1957)Info
Anataelia canariensis (Bolivar, 1899)Info
Anisolabella braueri (Zacher, 1911)Info
Anisolabis burri (Zacher, 1911)Info
Anisolabis caesarea (Zacher, 1911)Info
Anisolabis dohrni (Kirby, 1891)Info
Anisolabis duplicata (Steinmann, 1989)Info
Anisolabis felix (Burr, 1907)Info
Anisolabis hottentotta (Dohrn, 1867)Info
Anisolabis incisiodes (Brindle, 1978)Info
Anisolabis infelix (Burr, 1907)Info
Anisolabis jeanneli (Menozzi, 1938)Info
Anisolabis maritima (Bonelli, 1832)Maritime EarwigInfo
Anisolabis pagana (Burr, 1915)Info
Anisolabis pluto (Rehn, 1905)Info
Anisolabis porrectella (Brindle, 1978)Info
Anisolabis punctulata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Anisolabis quarens (Burr, 1915)Info
Anisolabis rostrata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Anisolabis straeleni (Hincks, 1955)Info
Antisolabis meridionalis (Brindle, 1978)Info
Antisolabis myrmecoides (Burr, 1911)Info
Antisolabis scotti (Burr, 1910)Info
Antisolabis seychellensis (Brindle, 1976)Info
Antisolabis sulcatipes (Burr, 1911)Info
Apachyus depressus (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Apachyus reichardi -> Apachyus depressusInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Blandex africanus (Steinmann, 1974)Info
Blandex solvendus (Burr, 1912)Info
Blandex variegatus (Hincks, 1957)Info
Bormansia africana -> Bormansia monardiInfo
Bormansia impressicollis (Verhoeff, 1902)Info
Bormansia meridionalis -> Bormansia pusillaInfo
Bormansia monardi (Menozzi, 1937)Info
Bormansia orientalis -> Bormansia pusillaInfo
Bormansia proxima (Hincks, 1959)Info
Bormansia pusilla (Brindle, 1978)Info
Brachylabis carinata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Chaetolabia fryeri (Burr, 1910)Info
Chaetolabia montana (Brindle, 1973)Info
Chaetolabia parabola (Steinmann, 1985)Info
Chaetospania gardineri (Burr, 1910)Info
Chaetospania kivuensis (Brindle, 1973)Info
Chaetospania paederina (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Chaetospania pauliani (Hincks, 1948)Info
Chaetospania pittarelli (Borelli, 1906)Info
Chaetospania rodens (Burr, 1907)Info
Chaetospania thoracica (Dohrn, 1867)Info
Chaetospania ugandana (Borelli, 1907)Info
Chaetospania villica (Burr, 1911)Info
Chelidura aptera (Charpentier, 1825)Info
Chelisoches flavipennis (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Chelisoches morio (Fabricius, 1775)Black earwigInfo
Cordax bifurcatus (Brindle, 1970)Info
Cordax formosus (Burr, 1905)Info
Cosmiella adolfi (Burr, 1909)Info
Cosmiella bilobata (Brindle, 1973)Info
Cosmiella intermedia (Brindle, 1966)Info
Cosmiella minima (Brindle, 1966)Info
Cosmiella pygidiata (Brindle, 1973)Info
Ctenisolabis ruficollis (Hincks, 1957)Info
Ctenisolabis traegaordhi (Burr, 1913)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Dacnodes acutangula (Hincks, 1955)Info
Dacnodes biaffra (De Bormans, 1903)Info
Dacnodes burri (Hincks, 1939)Info
Dacnodes caffra (Dohrn, 1867)Info
Dacnodes liturata (Stal, 1855)Info
Dacnodes phoenix (Zacher, 1911)Info
Dacnodes separata (Burr, 1908)Info
Dacnodes wigginsi (Burr, 1914)Info
Diaperasticus bonchampsi (Burr, 1904)Info
Diaperasticus erythrocephalus (Olivier, 1791)Info
Diaperasticus krausei (Steinmann, 1983)Info
Diaperasticus sansibaricus (Karsch, 1886)Info
Diaperasticus sudanicus (Steinmann, 1977)Info
Diaperasticus wittei (Hincks, 1955)Info
Diplatys aethiops (Burr, 1904)Info
Diplatys fella (Burr, 1911)Info
Diplatys macrocephalus (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Diplatys pictus (Zacher, 1911)Info
Diplatys rehni -> Spirolabia pilicornisInfo
Diplatys ugandanus (Hincks, 1955)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Echinosoma afrum -> Echinosoma fuscumInfo
Echinosoma bolivari (Rodzianko, 1897)Info
Echinosoma concolor (Borelli, 1907)Info
Echinosoma congolense (Borelli, 1907)Info
Echinosoma fuscum (Borelli, 1907)Info
Echinosoma grossum (Brindle, 1973)Info
Echinosoma occidentale (De Bormans, 1893)Info
Echinosoma wahlbergi -> Echinosoma fuscumInfo
Esphalmenus capensis (Brindle, 1967)Info
Esphalmenus ecarinatus (Brindle, 1973)Info
Euborellia annulipes (Lucas, 1847)Ringlegged earwigInfo
Euborellia antoni (Dohrn, 1864)Info
Euborellia cincticollis (Gerstaecker, 1883)African EarwigInfo
Euborellia compressa (Borelli, 1907)Info
Euborellia dimidiata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Euborellia feae (Borelli, 1907)Info
Euborellia femoralis (Dohrn, 1863)Info
Euborellia flava (Steinmann, 1981)Info
Euborellia fulviceps (Borelli, 1921)Info
Euborellia ituriensis (Brindle, 1978)Info
Euborellia plebeja -> Euborellia femoralisInfo
Euborellia purpurea (Borelli, 1921)Info
Euborellia stali (Dohrn, 1864)Info
Euborellia tellinii (Borelli, 1908)Info
Euborellia truncata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Euborellia vanderbilti (Rehn, 1936)Info
Euenkrates variegatum (Kirby, 1891)Info
Species with FBack  Next  Top
Flexiolabis uncinata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Forcipula congo (Burr, 1900)Info
Forcipula gariazzi -> Forcipula tanganyikaeInfo
Forcipula tanganyikae (Hincks, 1957)Info
Forficula auricularia (Carolus Linnaeus/linaeus, 1758)European EarwigSite
Forficula beelzebub (Burr, 1900)Info
Forficula brolemanni (Borelli, 1907)Info
Forficula cavallii (Borelli, 1906)Info
Forficula coloniae (Burr, 1911)Info
Forficula lucasi (Dohrn, 1865)Info
Forficula lurida (Fischer, 1853)Info
Forficula picta (Kirby, 1891)Info
Forficula senegalensis (Audinetserville, 1839)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Geracodes labioides (Hincks, 1952)Info
Gonolabis electa (Burr, 1910)Info
Gonolabis hincksi (Brindle, 1964)Info
Gonolabis sinuata (Brindle, 1978)Info
Guanchia bituberculata (Brindle, 1966)Info
Guanchia rehni (Burr, 1952)Info
Guanchia rugosula (Hincks, 1957)Info
Guanchia sjoestedti (Burr, 1907)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadentomoides dwykensis (E. F. Riek, 1974)Info
Haplodiplatys basilewskyi (Brindle, 1966)Info
Haplodiplatys kivuensis (Hincks, 1951)Info
Hemimerus bouvieri (Chopard, 1934)Info
Hemimerus deceptus (Rehn & Rehn, 1936)Info
Hemimerus hanseni (Sharp, 1895)Info
Hemimerus sessor (Rehn & Rehn, 1936)Info
Hemimerus talpoides -> Hemimerus deceptusInfo
Hemimerus vicinus (Rehn & Rehn, 1936)Info
Hemimerus vosseleri (Rehn & Rehn, 1936)Info
Hypurgus micheli (Burr, 1904)Info
Hypurgus ova (De Bormans, 1883)Info
Hypurgus poecilocerus (Borg, 1904)Info
Hypurgus sangus (Rehn, 1936)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Isolabis bicolor (Brindle, 1975)Info
Isolabis braueri (Verhoeff, 1902)Info
Isolabis proxima (Brindle, 1966)Info
Isolabis quadrata (Brindle, 1966)Info
Isolabis rufa (Brindle, 1966)Info
Isolabis schoutedeni (Hincks, 1954)Info
Isolabis transversa (Brindle, 1978)Info
Isolabis unicolor (Brindle, 1975)Info
Isolabis usambarana (Verhoeff, 1902)Info
Species with KBack  Next  Top
Karschiella buettneri (Karsch, 1886)Info
Karschiella camerunensis (Verhoeff, 1902)Info
Karschiella neavei (Burr, 1909)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Labia minor -> Paralabella rehniSmall earwigInfo
Labidura dufouri -> Nala lividipesInfo
Labidura japonica (De Haan, 1842)Info
Labidura riparia -> Labidura japonicaRiparian earwigInfo
Lobodiplatys burri (Hincks, 1936)Info
Lobodiplatys coriaceus (Kirby, 1891)Info
Lobodiplatys lamottei (Hincks, 1954)Info
Lobodiplatys schoudeteni (Hincks, 1937)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Marava alluaudi (Burr, 1904)Info
Marava arachidis -> Marava grandisChief EarwigInfo
Marava grandis (Dubrony, 1879)Info
Marava griveaudi (Brindle, 1966)Info
Metisolabis submetallica (Brindle, 1966)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nala caprea (Menozzi, 1929)Info
Nala figinii (Burr, 1908)Info
Nala intermedia (Menozzi, 1937)Info
Nala lividipes (Dufour, 1820)Black Field EarwigInfo
Nala saegeri (Brindle, 1968)Info
Nesolabia longicollis (Hincks, 1957)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Paralabella borellii (Burr, 1908)Info
Paralabella curvicauda (Motschulsky, 1863)Info
Paralabella rehni (Hebard, 1917)Info
Platylabia major -> Forficula auriculariaInfo
Proforficula peringueyi (Burr, 1903)Info
Proforficula promontori (Burr, 1911)Info
Proforficula purcelli (Burr, 1911)Info
Proforficula stuckenbergi (Brindle, 1973)Info
Pseudovostox africanus (Brindle, 1986)Info
Pseudovostox afrum (Menozzi, 1935)Info
Pseudovostox rudebecki (Brindle, 1969)Info
Pseudovostox truncatus (Brindle, 1970)Info
Pseudovostox unicolor (Brindle, 1970)Info
Pterolabis villiersi (Brindle, 1968)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Schizodiplatys feae (Borelli, 1907)Info
Spirolabia browni (Hincks, 1954)Info
Spirolabia pilicornis (Motschulsky, 1863)Info
Spongovostox aloysiisabaudiae (Borelli, 1906)Info
Spongovostox asper (Menozzi, 1935)Info
Spongovostox assiniensis (De Bormans, 1893)Info
Spongovostox basilewskyi (Hincks, 1954)Info
Spongovostox burgeoni (Borelli, 1923)Info
Spongovostox cornutus (Brindle, 1973)Info
Spongovostox ferrugineus (Borelli, 1906)Info
Spongovostox flavohumeralis (Brindle, 1973)Info
Spongovostox gestroi (Burr, 1909)Info
Spongovostox marginalis (Thunberger, 1827)Info
Spongovostox oweni (Burr, 1911)Info
Spongovostox quadrimaculatus (Stal, 1855)Info
Spongovostox rubescens (Brindle, 1973)Info
Spongovostox schlaeferi (Burr, 1911)Info
Spongovostox schoutedeni (Borelli, 1923)Info
Spongovostox testaceus (Borelli, 1923)Info
Spongovostox tripunctatus (Borelli, 1907)Info
Spongovostox trituberculatus (Brindle, 1973)Info
Syntonus africanus (Brindle, 1973)Info
Species with VBack  Top
Vandex hincksi (Brindle, 1966)Info
Vandex leleupi (Brindle, 1966)Info
Vandex schubotzi (Burr, 1909)Info
220 Species in Dermaptera for Africa listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderPolyneoptera
OrderDermaptera
Earwigs, Dermapterans, Pincerbugs
AuthorDe Geer, 1773
 
Synonyms
Brachydermaptera
Dermapteroida
Dermatoptera
Dermoptera
Euplecoptera
Euplectoptera
Euplekoptera
Euplexoptera
Forficulida
Harmoptera
Labidoura
Placoda
Trimera

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