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mating dragonflies?? - Toxomerus geminatus - male - female

mating dragonflies?? - Toxomerus geminatus - Male Female
Medina County, Ohio, USA
June 12, 2006
the picture is blurry but hopefully these can be IDed --

are these dragonfly nymphs mating? i thought at first it was a hover fly but the very end of the tail didn't remind me of your typical hover fly, and they were slightly larger...

Yes these are syrphid flies, one of the morphologically most diverse fly families. So it is not surprising that you did not recognize them easily. It is the genus Toxomerus...
And they are much smaller than any dragonfly I have seen. And also nymphs do not have wings and they never mate...
Best wishes

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