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Euborellia brunneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Suborder:
Forficulina
Family:
Anisolabididae
Subfamily:
Anisolabidinae
Genus:
Euborellia
Species:
E. brunneri
Binomial name
Euborellia brunneri
(Dohrn, 1864)
Synonyms
  • Forcinella brunneri Dohrn, 1864
  • Gonolabis verhoeffi Burr, 1905
  • Anisolabis verhoeffi (Burr, 1905)

Euborellia brunneri is a species of earwig in the family Anisolabididae.

Taxonomy

This species was originally described by Heinrich Wolfgang Ludwig Dohrn, as Forcinella brunneri, in 1864 from a female specimen collected by Brunner in Adelaide, Australia. In 1905 a male specimen, also from South Australia, was mistakenly thought to be a new species and was named by Malcolm Burr as the synonym Gonolabis verhoeffi (and soon after known as Anisolabis verhoeffi). The species is now placed in the genus Euborellia, and is thus named Euborellia brunneri.

Description

Euborellia brunneri is apterous and sexually dimorphic in terms of size. It is native to coastal regions of eastern Australia; specifically, it occurs in the states of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. E. brunneri tends to keep hidden beneath plant detritus and other debris where it is dark and damp. Individuals are mostly nocturnal and solitary, but may occur in abundance when habitat conditions are suitable.

The behavioural ecology of E. brunneri was the subject of research that resulted in several scientific publications, primarily authored by Emile van Lieshout and Mark Adrian Elgar.

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