CRAWLING INSECTS

EARWIG

Scientific Name: Forficula auricularia

General Size: Adults are about 5/8 inch long
Appearance: dark brown with a reddish head and pale yellow-brown legs
Pincers or forceps on the end of the abdomen

Common aka European earwig, Forficula au
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CLOVER MITE

Scientific Name: Bryobia praetiosa

General Size: Adults are less than 1 mm in length
Appearance: reddish or greenish in color, and have a greatly elongated first pair of legs.

HOUSE CENTIPEDE

Scientific Name: Scutigera coleoptrata

General Size: 1 inch or larger, depending on species
Look for these Colors: Brown to reddish brown
Numerous pairs of legs

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MILLIPEDE

Scientific Name: Class Diplopoda 

General Size: 1 to 12 inches in length
Appearance: brownish, segmented, with two pair of legs per segment

SILVERFISH

Scientific Name: Lepisma saccharina

General Size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch long
Look for these Colors: grey, silver 
Teardrop-shaped

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