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Eparchus cruentatus

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyorthoptera
Superordo: Dermapterida
Ordo: Dermaptera
Subordo: Neodermaptera
Infraordo: Epidermaptera
Parvordo: Eteodermaptera
Nanordo: Eudermaptera
Superfamilia: Forficuloidea

Familia: Forficulidae
Subfamilia: Opisthocosmiinae
Genera: Acanthocordax - Chaetocosmia - Cipex - Cordax - Eparchus - Eutimomena - Hypurgus - Neoopisthocosmia - Opisthocosmia - Parasondax - Parasyntonus - Paratimomenus - Pareparchus - Prosadiya - Sondax - Spinosocordax - Syntonus - Timomenus

Opisthocosmiinae is a subfamily of earwigs in the family Forficulidae. There are about 18 genera and more than 100 described species in Opisthocosmiinae. [1][2]


These 18 genera belong to the subfamily Opisthocosmiinae:

Acanthocordax Günther, 1929
Chaetocosmia Nishikawa, 1973
Cipex Burr, 1910
Cordax Burr, 1910
Eparchus Burr, 1907
Eutimomena Bey-Bienko, 1970
Hypurgus Burr, 1907
Neoopisthocosmia Steinmann, 1990
Opisthocosmia Dohrn, 1865
Parasondax Srivastava, 1978
Parasyntonus Steinmann, 1990
Paratimomenus Steinmann, 1974
Pareparchus Burr, 1911
Prosadiya Hebard, 1923
Sondax Burr, 1910
Spinosocordax Steinmann, 1988
Syntonus Burr, 1910
Timomenus Burr, 1907


Lesley, S.D. (2018). "subfamily Opisthocosmiinae Verhoeff, 1902". Dermaptera species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-05-02.

Engel, Michael S.; Haas, Fabian (2007). "Family-Group Names for Earwigs (Dermaptera)". American Museum Novitates. American Museum of Natural History (3567): 1. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2007)539[1:FNFED]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/5858. S2CID 85642033.

Further reading

Jarvis, Karl J.; Haas, Fabian; Whiting, Michael F. (2005). "Phylogeny of earwigs (Insecta: Dermaptera) based on molecular and morphological evidence: reconsidering the classification of Dermaptera". Systematic Entomology. 30 (3): 442–453. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2004.00276.x. ISSN 0307-6970. S2CID 85718043.
Steinmann, H. (1989). Spencer, K. A. (ed.). World Catalogue of Dermaptera. Series Entomologica. Vol. 43. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7923-0096-0.

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