Dichotomous Key/Dermaptera

Dichotomous Key
Dermaptera
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Order Dermaptera

1

  • Wings
    • Present - 2
    • Not present - 3

2: Forficulina

Forficulina (Common earwigs) -- This group includes several families and almost all species (about 2200 world wide) you will find.

3

  • Shape of cerci
    • Filiform - 4
    • Rod-shaped - 5

4: Hemimerina

Only about 20 species living on hamster rats in sub-Saharan Africa. No chance to find elsewhere.

5: Arixenina

Few species, too, living on or close to bats in the Philippines and Borneo (Sarawak) region. No chance to find elsewhere.

Last modified on 6 September 2009, at 23:13