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.
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for defend themselves
for orientation
for crushing food
for stinging
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flagthe United States
61%
8%
27%
2%
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flagthe Netherlands
60%
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6%
26%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
54%
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36%
9%
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flagPakistan
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19%
14%
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flagIndia
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21%
27%
11%
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flagCanada
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10%
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flagthe United Kingdom
32%
18%
30%
18%
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flagGermany
31%
17%
31%
20%
29
flagthe Philippines
27%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagPoland
35%
28%
16%
19%
2026
flagAustralia
23%
23%
30%
23%
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flagAustria
20%
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30%
20%
10