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Photo#170511
Toxomerus marginatus - male - female

Toxomerus marginatus - Male Female
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
February 21, 2008
I think this is Toxomerus marginatus but i am not 100% sure. Can anybody confirm this before I move it to that level please.

Thanks in advance!

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Toxomerus marginatus - male - female Toxomerus marginatus - male - female Toxomerus marginatus - male - female

When I first saw this picture...
...outside of the context of the entire mating series, I thought for a second that you had discovered some bizarre 4-winged syrphid! Alert the media! (*smile*)

 
Just between you and I...
When I first came upon these I didn't realize it was a mating pair. It took me a second or so to figure out what was happening. Before this, I didn't know that the male held his wings out of the way and I saw only one fly and four wings...

But don't tell anybody :)

Yes
Toxomerus marginatus just like Photo#154204.

 
Thanks...
Thanks for confirming!