Australian giant earwig
Earwigs are widely distributed throughout Australia with the highest diversity in the tropics and subtropics. The Australian fauna includes native and introduced species. There are 85 species of Australian earwigs described at present, however it is estimated that there is up to this number again of Australian earwig species yet to be described.Australia's Largest Insects Australia's Largest Insect: Titan stick insect (Acrophylla titan) Ctenamorpha species of stick insect found in the wet tropics. An overall body length measuring up to 50 cms. australian giant earwig
Earwigs are also scavengers and feed on all sorts of bits and pieces, including cleaning up the minicarcasses of dead insects. Some earwigs are predators and use the pincers at the end of their bodies to capture small insects. Australia has almost one hundred species of earwigs, including several introduced species.