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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Arixeniina
Rank  Subtribe
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Dermaptera
Family  Arixeniidae
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Similar  Hemimeridae, Diplatyidae, Chelisochidae, Arixenia esau, Labiduridae

Arixeniidae is a family of earwigs; it is the only family in the suborder Arixeniina (one of the four suborders of the order Dermaptera). The other three suborders are Archidermaptera, which is extinct, Forficulina, the largest of the four, and Hemimerina. Arixeniidae is represented by two genera, Arixenia and Xeniaria with a total of five species in them: Arixenia esau, and Xeniaria jacobsoni being the most well-known. As with Hemimerina, they are blind, wingless ectoparasites with filiform segmented cerci. They are ectoparasites of various Southeast Asian bats, particularly of the genus Cheiromeles (i.e., "naked bulldog bats").

The suborder is spelled Arixeniina, not Arixenina.


The family includes the following genera:

  • Arixenia
  • Xeniaria
  • References

    Arixeniidae Wikipedia