a1 Department of Plant Science and Institute of Animal Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
New observations on parental behavior of the earwig, Forficula auricularia L., are reported and the literature on the parental behavior in the Dermaptera is summarized. The construction of the nest, care of the eggs and nymphs, and the duration of parental care are described. The control of parental behavior and the role of the male in nest establishment are also considered.
(Received June 19 1975)
p1 Present address: Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3G1
1 Publication costs were supported partly by a National Research Council of Canada Scientific Publication Grant.