Subject:  insect with bright orange thorax
Geographic location of the bug:  Greene County, Ohio
Date: 06/03/2021
Time: 01:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I discovered these insects today (June 3rd) in mowed, white clover in my yard.
How you want your letter signed :  Curious Tom

Mating Golden Backed Snipe Flies

Dear Curious Tom,
We are so happy your mowing did not interrupt the amorous activity of these mating Golden Backed Snipe Flies.  We get several identification requests for Golden Backed Snipe Flies in June from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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Location: Greene County, Ohio

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