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Temporal range: 208–0 Ma
Late Triassic tae Recent
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Female common Hornie-gollach, Forficula auricularia
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Cless: Insecta
Order: Dermaptera
De Geer, 1773
  • Euplecoptera
  • Euplexoptera
  • Forficulida

The hornie-gollach, clipshear, gavelock or forkietail is a group o insects (cawed Dermaptera). Thay are chairacterised bi weengs thay can fauld unner short, laither-lik foreweengs. Thare are aboot 1800 speshie o hornie-gollachs. Thay daena seem tae spreaid ony disease, or hairm humans in ony wey. Maist o thaim are 10-14mm lang, some speshie can reak 80mm. Maist hornie-gollachs are omnivores thay eat some insect larvae an aw.