Earwig In Dominican Amber
Fossil Amber Insects:
Oligocene - Miocene
is 15 mm long
Region near Santiago, Dominican Republic
This piece of amber houses an uncommon inclusion; a 4 mm long Earwig,
a member of the Order Dermaptera. The earwigs are nocturnal insects.
They are easily identified by the cerci (‘pinchers”
at the end of the abdomen. They derive their common name from the
unfounded old superstition thay they have a tendency to get into
peoples ears. They are infrequently found as inclusions.