Status: Occasional casual introduction.
Description: Likened superficially to a rove (staphylinid) beetle although presence of forceps easily identify it as an earwig. Dull, yellowish brown with a pubescent body and dark head. The antennae usually have 16 segments.
Habitat: Native to Southern Europe, but occasionally imported to Britain. The species lives under rocks in damp places.
Phenology: Adults can be found from June to October.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
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Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
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