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    Two flies a dancing

    I would appreciate it if anyone who knows the ID of these two flies could identify them. They are much smaller than the dragon fly.

    Two flies a dancing

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    Super stuff.

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    Even though they're "much smaller" than dragonflies, they still look like small dragonflies to me, and don't look like damselflies. When you say "much smaller" do you mean they're less than an inch long?

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    Quote Originally Posted by VR8 View Post
    Super stuff.

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    thanks for the compliment

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    Quote Originally Posted by bhurley View Post
    Even though they're "much smaller" than dragonflies, they still look like small dragonflies to me, and don't look like damselflies. When you say "much smaller" do you mean they're less than an inch long?
    Brad, they are under an inch in comparison to the bigger ones even though they do look like a dragonfly. This is their mating ritual.

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    Steven,

    Nice shot. The easiest ways to differentiate dragonflies from damselflies, I think, are wing position at rest (no help in this shot, but dragons hold their wings perpendicular to their bodies, while damsels hold them back against their bodies), and very different head and eye shapes. I'll post one of each.

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    Damsel:

    Two flies a dancing

    Dragon:

    Two flies a dancing

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    Re: Two flies a dancing

    thanks Dan

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