Arixenia esau. This wingless earwig is a...
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Image #cld09101540
SpeciesArixenia esau
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionThis wingless earwig is a specialist ectoparasite of the Naked Bat (Cheiromeles torquatus) and feeds exclusively on the bat's dead skin. Occasionally these insects drop to the cave floor where they congregate, waiting for another host bat. 
Keywordsbat | borneo | cave | dermaptera | earwig | fauna | insect | limestone | mulu | national | parasite | park | symbiosis | symbiotic


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