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.

Temporal range: Aptian–Present
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An adult Euborellia annulipes, or Ringlegged earwig, taken in Gunfire range, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, United States.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Dermaptera
Suborder: Neodermaptera
Infraorder: Epidermaptera
Superfamily: Anisolabidoidea
Family: Anisolabididae
Verhoeff 1902
Subfamilies [4][5][6][7][8]

See text for genera.


The family contains the following subfamilies:

Incertae sedis:

The genus †Toxolabis was described in 2014 from a single fossil male recovered from Burmese amber. The single species T. zigrasi matches that of Anisolabididae members. Due to the quality of the preservation, the describing authors were not able to be determine a more specific placement within the family.[10] Kotejalabis, Cretolabia and Cratoborellia are known from the Aptian aged Crato Formation of Brazil.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f Chen & Ma 2004 Fauna Sinica
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Steinmann 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993
  4. ^ "Anisolabididae - Wikispecies".
  5. ^ "Fauna Europaea". Archived from the original on December 17, 2005.
  6. ^ "ITIS - Report: Carcinophoridae".
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  8. ^ "Earwig Research Centre :: Systematics". Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  9. ^ Haas, Fabian (1996-07-18). "Dermaptera. Earwigs". The Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  10. ^ Engel, MS; Grimaldi, D (2014). "New mid-Cretaceous earwigs in amber from Myanmar (Dermaptera)". Novitates Paleoentomologicae. 6: 1–16.

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