Forficula auricularia.  Common Earwig.

rokkor 100mm f/3.5 macro with 1:1 tube, yn-560 speedlight

I was finally able to get a good angle and watch it for a few moments before I took this photo.  It turns out that they were actually eating the flowers.  Nom nom nom.

My brother and I had been noticing these for a few weeks.  They seem to have appeared after the dill had flowered.  We’d always find at last a half-dozen hanging out in the dill at night, but could only guess as to what they were doing in there until I was able photograph them.

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