Nectar from flowers: Macro

Yesterday, at Lewis Park, I was walking around, and thought I saw some mosquitoes….

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but that didn’t seem to be what they were, because they weren’t about to bite me, but were avidly attacking the tiny flowers nearby:

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They had a strange “jumping-up-and-down” action while sipping the nectar, which I tried to catch on video:

Can anyone tell me what these insects are? They are like very large mosquitoes….about wasp-sized.

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