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Forficulina

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyorthoptera
Superordo: Dermapterida
Ordo: Dermaptera
Subordo: Forficulina
Familiae: Pygidicranidae - Diplatyidae - Anisolabididae - Labiduridae - Apachyidae - Spongiphoridae - Chelisochidae - Forficulidae

Forficulina is the largest of the four suborders of earwigs, in the order Dermaptera. The other three are Archidermaptera, which is extinct, Arixeniina, and Hemimerina. They make up the largest and most familiar group. The cerci are unsegmented, and modified into large, forcep-like structures. Females have unhooked cerci, while males have hooked cerci.

There are a total of 9 families in this suborder. The most well known species is Forficula auricularia, the European earwig, also known as the Common earwig, which is in the family Forficulidae.

References

1. ^ http://zipcodezoo.com/Key/Animalia/Forficulina_Suborder.asp

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