For what (mainly) earwigs use pliers?

for defend themselves
for orientation
for crushing food
for stinging
Earwigs are characterized by the cerci, or the pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen; male earwigs generally have more curved pincers than females. These pincers are used to defend themselves and fold their wings under the short tegmina. The antennae are thread-like with at least 10 segments.
M
0
Correct this question
3
Very interesting!
reach: rather globalhuman anatomyinsectszoology

Answers by country

for defend themselves
for orientation
for crushing food
for stinging
answers
flagthe United States
62%
9%
27%
2%
100
flagthe Netherlands
60%
0%
6%
26%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
0%
36%
9%
11
flagPakistan
52%
9%
19%
14%
21
flagIndia
40%
20%
27%
11%
81
flagCanada
40%
10%
10%
30%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
32%
18%
30%
18%
55
flagGermany
31%
17%
31%
20%
29
flagEgypt
30%
30%
20%
20%
10
flagthe Philippines
27%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagPoland
35%
28%
16%
19%
2058
flagAustralia
23%
23%
30%
23%
13
flagAustria
20%
30%
30%
20%
10