What do earwigs look like?
Earwigs are dark brown to reddish-brown in color and have a slender flattened body. They have six legs and thin, thread-like antennae which contribute to about half their body length. Earwigs are commonly identified by their pincer-like appendages called “cerci” which extend off the end of their abdomen. The shape of their cerci is an easy way to tell if the earwig is male or female. Females have a straight pair of cerci and males are curved. Most species of earwigs have wings, though not all can fly.