Black Bush Earwig
Female, dorsal
Black Bush Earwig
Male, ventral
Black Bush Earwig (Nala lividipes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Earwigs (Dermaptera)
Family: Striped Earwig (Labiduridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Bush Earwig (Nala lividipes)
This Photo:     Female, Tegmina

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Both male & female were measured at ~11mm long, excluding ~2.5mm pincers.
The genders can be separated as the male pincers are much further apart than the female.
We have found 4 specimens, 2 male & 2 female, in Oct, Dec & Feb.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.