Earwigs of the Fiji Islands

Checklist of the 19 species occurring on the Fiji Islands

Author: Fabian Haas

This webpage was produced in cooperation with the FAS of the Bishop Musuem, Hawaii. For more information click on the Fiji Arthropod Survey icon.

Publications on Fiji Islands Earwigs


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

Brindle A (1972) Insects of Micronesia. Dermaptera. Insects Micronesia, 5 (2): 97-171.

Burr M (1912) Die Dermaptera des k.k. naturhistorischen Hofmuseums in Wien. Annalen des k. k. naturhistorischen Hofmuseums, Wien, 26: 63-108.

Cassis G (1998) Dermaptera. Zoological Catalog of Australia, 23: 279-345.

Caudell AN (1927) Report on the Orthopteroid insects collected by the Fiji-New Zealand Expedition from the University of Iowa. Studies in Natural History Iowa University, 12 (3): 1-22.

Dohrn H (1864) Versuch einer Monographie der Dermapteren. Entomologische Zeitung, 25: 285-296.

Hebard M (1933) Dermaptera in the collection of the California Academy of Science. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 9 (3): 140-144.

Hincks WD (1938) The Dermaptera of Oceania. Journal of the FMS Museums, 18: 299-318.

Rehn JAG (1949) Dermaptera records from various pacific islands. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 74: 165-171.

Steinmann H (1981) The Dermaptera of the Universitetets Zoologiske Museum, København. Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 42 (1): 173-192.

Further, detailed information on the Fiji Islands' earwig fauna is available in the databases and in the link list.

Alphabetic List of Species

Family Subfamily Species Author Notes and Common names
1 Anisolabididae Antisolabiinae Antisolabis fijica Steinmann, 1989
2 Carcinophorinae Anisolabis tegminata Caudell, 1927
3 Euborellia annulipes (Lucas, 1847) Noted in Hincks (1938)
4 Titanolabis colossea (Dohrn, 1864)
5 Chelisochidae Chelisochinae Chelisoches cheesmanae Hincks, 1952 Unpublished specimens from the Bishop Museum, Hawaii
6 Chelisoches morio (Fabricius, 1775)
7 Hamaxas nigrorufus (Burr, 1902) Unpublished specimens from the Bishop Museum, Hawaii
8 Spongiphoridae Labiinae Chaetolabia nebulosa Steinmann, 1985
9 Chaetolabia stoneri (Caudell, 1907)
10 Chaetolabia venusta Steinmann, 1985
11 Sphingolabis auricoma Rehn, 1949 The original description is the only source of infomation in the literature on this species. The female holotpe is in ANSP (online in 'ANSP Insect Type Collection')
12 Sphingolabis hawaiiensis (Bormans, 1882) Cited in Hincks (1938), original note by Hebard (1933)
13 Sphingolabis latro Steinmann, 1990
14 Spirolabia solitaria Steinmann, 1987
15 Nesogastrinae Nesogaster gratiosus Steinmann, 1990
16 Nesogaster magnus Steinmann, 1990
17 Sparattinae Auchenomus extractus Steinmann, 1990
18 Chaetospania adolescens Steinmann, 1988
19 Chaetospania mjoebergi Brindle, 1971

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