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Old 05-27-2012, 01:06 PM
Location: The D-M-V area
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I have seen them in my garden and don't know the proper name for them.

What is their function in the garden?
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:21 PM
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If this is what you are refering to, this link may help. Damselflies of North America
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:40 PM
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Maybe they are hoverflies.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:58 AM
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Actually they are Robber flies, as seen here. They are a member of the Asilidae family.

robber flies - Asilidae
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:41 AM
Location: Bel Air, California
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remember, as with any member of the dragonfly family (or those that look like they might even know a member of the dragonfly family)...these insects will sew your mouth shut!
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:00 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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