Earwig (Dermaptera)

The scientific name for earwigs is Dermaptera. This name comes from the Greek words “derma” meaning skin, and “ptera” meaning wings, which refers to the wing-like structures found on the earwig’s body. What is an Earwig? An earwig is an insect belonging to the order Dermaptera, which includes about 2,000 species worldwide. Earwigs have elongated …

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Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina)

What Are Silverfish? The scientific name for silverfish is Lepisma saccharina. Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are named after their silvery-grey color and the way they move, which is similar to the movement of a fish. They belong to the order Zygentoma and the family Lepismatidae. Silverfish are typically around 1/2 to 1 inch …

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