Earwigs of Ireland

Checklist of the 3 species occurring in Ireland

Author: Fabian Haas

Publications on Irish Earwigs


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

Hincks WD (1949) Dermaptera and Orthoptera. Handbook for the Identification of British Insects, 1 (Part 5): 21.

Marshall JA, Haes ECM (1988) Grasshoppers and Allied Insects of Great Britain and Ireland. 254pp.

There are also a lot of locations for Ireland and the UK in GBIF

Further, detailed information on the Irish 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 Forficulidae Forficulinae Forficula auricularia Linnaeus, 1758 Common Earwig, European Earwig
2 Spingiphoridae Spongiphorinae Labia minor (Linnaeus, 1758) Small or Lesser Earwig
3 Labiinae Marava arachidis (Yersin, 1860) Chief or Bone-house Earwig

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