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Sawflies mating on a willow sapling at the Boomsite Wayside near Stillwater, Minnesota.

I had no idea there were sawflies this beautiful. I'm glad they were making more of whatever species they are.


Look how the male's hindmost legs rest on top of the female's wings:

Sawflies mating on a willow sapling at the Boomsite Wayside near Stillwater, Minnesota.

Hers rest on top of his abdomen:

Sawflies mating on a willow sapling at the Boomsite Wayside near Stillwater, Minnesota.

The claspers at the end of his abdomen hold them together.

Sawflies mating on a willow sapling at the Boomsite Wayside near Stillwater, Minnesota.

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