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Photo#803261
Wee lil' firecracker - Euborellia

Wee lil' firecracker - Euborellia
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA
July 10, 2013
Alright, so this may lead to a small resolution in a long life loaded with lard-like ignorance. I've seen these little guys here and there most of my life and never known what they are. Extremely tiny, quick quick, very active. I don't even know where to begin with this tiny hellion. Help and guidance would be appreciated! Sorry the photo isn't clearer. The little lightning bolt wouldn't quit moving like a fiend and I had to run out to work. heh.

Moved
Moved from Earwigs.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Dermaptera (earwig)?
Dermaptera (earwig)?

 
If this is a full grown speci
If this is a full grown specimen, the straight "pincers" would lead one to believe that this is a female forficula auricularia, or the common European Earwig. Males have curved pincers to fend off other males during the mating process, and after full maturation, they remain curved.