The Order Dermaptera is a member of the Class Insecta. Here is the complete "parentage" of Dermaptera:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Protostomia
Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa
A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Superphylum: Panarthropoda Cuvier
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Order Dermaptera is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (12): Anisolabididae · Apachyidae · Arixeniidae · Carcinophoridae · Chelisochidae · Diplatyidae · Forficulidae · Hemimeridae · Karschiellidae · Labiduridae · Labiidae · Pygidicranidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 255 species and subspecies in the Order Dermaptera.
Apachyidae is a small family of earwigs, in the suborder Forficulina and the order Dermaptera. It is one of nine families in the suborder Forficulina, and contains two genera (placed in one subfamily, Apachyinae). It has been cited by in his book, The Animal Kingdom, by Brindle in The Dermaptera of Africa, and by at least two others. [more]
Anisolabididae is a family of earwigs, in the suborder Forficulina and the order Dermaptera. It is one of nine families in the suborder Forficulina, and contains thirty-eight genera spread across thirteen subfamilies. [more]
Chelisochidae is a family of earwigs whose members are commonly known as black earwigs. The family contains a total of approximately 96 species, spread across sixteen genera in three subfamilies. They are primarily located in the more tropical Afrotropical, Australasian, and Oriental ecozones, even though some species, such as Chelisoches morio, are cosmopolitan. They are often dark in color, lending to their common name, and can vary in size. They can be easily identified due to a certain characteristic in their tarsals, that involves the abdominal projection located in the second tarsal segment. Like most earwigs, they are omnivores, and their diet consists of the larvae of leaf-mining insects, as well as certain types of vegetation. [more]
Diplatyidae is a family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina. It contains only one subfamily, Diplatyinae, which contains at least two genera: and Haplodiplatys. It is a relatively small family, comprising few species when compared to other families in Forficulina, such as Anisolabididae, Chelisochidae, and Forficulidae. [more]
Forficulidae is a family of earwigs, in the suborder Forficulina in the order Dermaptera. [more]
Labiduridae, whose members are known commonly as striped earwigs, is a relatively large family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina. It contains a total of approximately 71 species, spread across seven genera in three subfamilies. Some well-known members of the family include Labidura riparia, commonly known as the tawny earwig, and . The family is mostly cosmopolitan, so it can be found around the world. The family's members are moderate to large earwigs, and are cylindrically shaped with well-developed wings. They have especially long antennae, while some segments can be shorter, and large cerci. [more]
Labiidae, whose members are commonly known as little earwigs, is a moderately-sized family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina. It is a cosmopolitan family, whose members are small, winged earwigs, generally less than 1.5 centimetres (1.0 in) in length. [more]
At least 6 species and subspecies belong to the Family Pygidicranidae.
More info about the Family Pygidicranidae may be found here.
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