They have forcepslike cerci that can be used
to capture prey or to defend them against
predators. Earwig adults are 6.3 to 25 mm
long. Their bodies are flattened and are pale
to dark brown. The antennae are threadlike
and about half the length of the body.
Earwigs are active at night and often crawl
into homes under doorsills. They are attracted
to light and are beneficial, eating insects and
other pests.