CLOSED: What is this leathery insect?

Chennai, India

Is this an earwig? Can anyone ID the species? I found it in India two months ago.


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Sinks Grove, WV

There are a large number of earwig species reported from India and I certainly cannot identify this one. You might try searching for the works of G.K. Srivastava “Fauna of India and the Adjacent Countries: Dermaptera” - see The standard reference on this group still seems to be a now nearly century-old work in the “Fauna of British India” series by Malcolm Burr - see

Chennai, India

Hi, thanks for the identification. I had some doubts as to identification of this particular species. Thanks very much for the text link. The text seems exhaustive.


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