European Earwig
Juvenile Female, dorsal
European Earwig
Male, Pincers
European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Earwigs (Dermaptera)
Family: Earwig (Forficulidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
This Photo:     Male, profile

Thank you David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Adelaide Plains and elsewhere
~14mm long plus pincers are a further ~7mm.
Found in the kitchen, so most likely came from produce (fresh vegetables).

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)