Evolutionary History of the Formation of Forceps and Maternal Care in Earwigs

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba examined the developmental processes and reproduction-related behavior of 8 of the 11 families of Dermaptera (earwigs) in detail and compared with those reported in previous studies. The results confirmed that Dermaptera is a polyneopteran order, and the features such as caudal forceps and elaborate maternal care for eggs and young larvae emerged in parallel within the order during evolution.

Title of original paper: Development and reproductive biology of Dermaptera: a comparative study of thirteen species from eight families

Journal: Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny

  • Correspondence:
  • Visiting Researcher MACHIDA Ryuichiro
    Mountain science center, Sugadaira research station, University of Tsukuba

Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba