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Noun1.Dermaptera - earwigs and a few related forms
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
earwig - any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen
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While only one item was recorded, which might be consistent with accidental ingestion, dermapterans are nocturnal insects, which hide in crevices during the day (Powell 2009), suggesting active predation.
We found 15 types of preys; Coleoptera and Hymenoptera were the most frequent, and it was the only species in which Dermapterans remains were found (Table 3).