The Earwigs of Turkey

Checklist of the 20 species occurring in Turkey


Author: Fabian Haas

Turkish Earwig Faunas

B. Aslan, Karaca (2005) Fruit tree Aphids and their natural enemies in Isparta region, Turkey. Journal of Pest Science.

Burr M (1947) Two new species of Dermaptera from Turkey. Proceedings of the Royal entomological Society of London (B), 16: 60-65.

Burr M (1952) Field notes from Anatolia. IX. A circular tour. Entomologist's Record, 64: 309-315.

Burr M (1952) On the distribution of Turkish Dermaptera. Revue de la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université d'Istanbul, Série B, Tome XVII, Fasc. 2: 131-134.

Haas F, Henderickx H (2002) Dermaptera from Cyprus and Turkey. Beiträge zur Entomologie, 52 (1): 235-239.

Maran J (1977) 34. Wissenschaftliches Ergebnis der zoologischen Expedition des Nationalmuseums in Prag nach der Türkei. Dermaptera. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 39: 253-261.

Onder, F, Pehlivan E, Karsavuran Y, Tezcan S, Kismali S  (1999) Catalogue of the collection of Dermaptera preserved in the Prof. Dr. Niyazi Lodos Museum, Izmir, Turkey. Ege Universitesi Ziraat Fakultesi Dergisi, 36 (1-3): 157-162.

Weidner H (1957) Die Ohrwürmer der Türkei. Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Staatsinstitut und Zoologischen Museum Hamburg, (10): 290-305.

Further, detailed information on the Turkish earwig fauna is available in the databases and in the link list.


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Alphabetic List of Species

Family Subfamily Species Author Common Name and Notes
1 Anisolabididae Carcinophorinae Anisolabis maritima (Bonelli,1832)

Seaside Earwig

2 Euborellia annulipes (Lucas, 1847)

Ring-legged Earwig

3 Euborellia moesta (Géné, 1839)
4 Forficulidae Anechurinae Anechura bipunctata (Fabricius, 1781)

5 Anechura zubovskii (Semenov, 1901)

6 Forficulinae Forficula aetolica Brunner, 1882
7 Forficula auricularia Linnaeus, 1758

Common Earwig, European Earwig

8 Forficula decipiens Géné, 1832

9 Forficula lucasi Dohrn, 1865

10 Forficula lurida Fischer, 1853

11 Forficula senegalensis Audinet-Serville, 1839
12 Forficula smyrnensis Audinet-Serville, 1839
13 Forficula tomis (Kolenati, 1846)
14 Guanchia hincksi (Burr, 1947)
15 Guanchia pubescens (Géné, 1837)
16 Labiduridae Labidurinae Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773)

Striped, Giant or Tawny Earwig

17 Nalinae Nala lividipes (Dufour, 1828) Black Field Earwig
18 Spongiphoridae Isolaboidinae Isolaboides kosswigi (Burr, 1947)
19 Labiinae Isolabella graeca Verhoeff, 1901
20 Labia minor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small or Lesser Earwig

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