Brown Native Earwig
Female, dorsal
Ellura
Black Bush Earwig
Male: dorsal
 
      
Brown Native Earwig (Labidura truncata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Earwigs (Dermaptera)
Family: Striped Earwig (Labiduridae)
Species: Brown Native Earwig (Labidura truncata)
This Photo:     Female, profile
Synonym: Labidura riparia

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long, pincers ~5mm long.
A very distinctive orange "V" on the thorax. Very parallel sided abdomen.
Came to a night light sheet.
Found one specimen in March.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.