[Japanese name = Chibi-Hasami-Mushi)]
Photo by K. Kohno (at Okinawa-jima island, Okinawa pref., Japan)
Family Spongiphoridae [Japanese family name = Muro-Hasami-Mushi Ka (Chibi-Hasami-Mushi Ka)]
This species is moved from Paralabella to Metalabella, since Paralabella is a synonym of Euborellia (Sakai and Takahashi, 1998).
Japan: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Bonin Islands, Ryukyu Islands; Anoher countries: Paraearctic region, China, Taiwan, Oriental Region, Cosmopolitan
This species is often found under the bark of dead trees.
Seasonal Life History
Comments by Kohno
I have found this species under the bark of dead trees in some islands of Ryukyu islands.
- Entomological Laboratory, Fuculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University and Japan Wildlife Research Center, 1989. A check list of Japanese insects, I. (Y. Hirashima ed.) Entomological Laboratory, Fuculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka and Japan Wildlife Research Center, Tokyo, 540 pp.
- Sakai, S. and K. Takahashi, 1998. Taxonomic Notes on Some Recent Stuidies on the Order Dermaptera, with Description of a New Genus, Metalabella (Spongiphoridae). Bull. Biogergr. Soc. Japan 53 (1): 53-56.
last updated on January, 2001