Mating Water beetles?
Been a while, but here is one I just couldn’t pass up! We have these little guys in our pool all the time in NW Indiana, yet this was the first time I saw some amourous activities happening….. These little beetles can fly if they are out of the water long, and were coupled for many minutes and not really interested in my closeups.. Hope you enjoy!
Michael Kovacs

Hi Michael,
These are Backswimmers and they are not beetles. They are True Bugs with piercing mouthparts in the family Notonectidae. Thanks for sending us your wonderful image.

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