Dark- or yellowish-brown, wingless body; elongated, flexible abdomen; forceps-like cerci at the tip of the abdomen. Males have stronger and curvier forceps than females.
Mostly nocturnal. Forceps are used for feeding, mating, and occasionally for defense. May emit a nauseating odor if disturbed.
Insects, plants, and decaying matter.
Common in dark, damp places under rocks and plant debris.