Labiduridae (predators)

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Labidura riparia male (click on image to enlarge it)
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Labiduridae - Labidura Leach, 1815

The Labiduridae are predatory earwigs with long antennae and large cerci. The family includes 8 genera with a total of around 70 species. They are regarded as beneficial, polyphagous predators, feeding on a variety of soft-bodied arthropods. Some species are common and widely distributed like Labidura riparia which accepts a large range of insects as prey, especially caterpillars and immature stages of other orders.


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