Earwigs of Belgium

Checklist of the 4 species occurring in Belgium

Author: Fabian Haas

Publications on Belgian Earwigs


Relief, water and urban centers. No of Dermaptera species in each country.

Albouy V, Caussanel C (1990) Dermaptères ou Perce-oreilles. [Dermaptera or earwigs]. Faune de France, 75 : 245 pp.

Burr M (1911) Our British Dermaptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 22: 225-226.

Casteels H, Miduturi JS, Clercq Rde (1997) Occurrence of domestic insect pests in Belgium during the decade 1987-1996.. Mededelingen - Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, 62 (2a): 313-319.

Detailed information on the earwig fauna is available in the databases and in the link list.

Alphabetic List of Species

Family Subfamily Species Author Common Name and Notes
1 Labiduridae Labidurinae Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773) Sandohrwurm, Uferohrwurm
2 Forficulidae Forficulinae Forficula auricularia Linnaeus, 1758
3 Anechurinae Apterygida media (Hagenbach, 1822) Waldohrwurm
4 Spingiphoridae Spongiphorinae Labia minor (Linnaeus, 1758) Kleiner Ohrwurm, Zwergohrwurm

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