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Observed: 31st March 2013 By: Mark PeacockMark Peacock’s reputation in InvertebratesMark Peacock’s reputation in InvertebratesMark Peacock’s reputation in Invertebrates

I learnt recently that Earwigs are vastly under recorded. Having found this fellow today, thought I would double check it is a Common Earwig, I don't think it is Lesne's, which would have been a better find for my county ! Please confirm many thanks

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With Lesnes Earwing the hindwings don't go past the elytra.

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More earwigs

Specimens of Lesnes Earwig are easiest found in autumn by sweeping rough vegetation and scrub on calc soils. (Common earwig found everywhere in large numbers). Lesser Earwig Labia minor in manure heaps if you wish to look for it - but sometimes falls into pint of beer in pub gardens if you're lucky! Strange ones in Kent!

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