Lesser Earwig Labia minor (Linnaeus, 1758)
There are just four species of Earwig found in the UK, and they belong to the order Dermaptera. The Lesser Earwig is only around 5-6mm in length and when this one turned up at the MV light trap run at Lound Wood on a warm night in August 2012, it looked more like one of the rove beetles at first. This is a widespread species across much of the UK, though records have a south-easterly bias. It's small size will mean that it is easily overlooked.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Labia minor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. NBGRC.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2021

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