Subject: Ornate Snipe Fly
Geographic location of the bug: Toledo, Ohio
Time: 11:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi there! It took me a while to identify this cute fly, and I believe it is a male Ornate Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus ornatus.) I didn’t see any photos of one on your website, so I thought you might enjoy it! Thanks for the amazing website!
How you want your letter signed: Katy
Thank you Katy,
We are thrilled to post your images of a male Ornate Snipe Fly, Chrysopilus ornatus. According to BugGuide, the season for sighting is “Spring. May-July (North Carolina).” We already have numerous images in our archive of Golden Backed Snipe Flies that we receive mainly from the midwest in June, and we always love posting images of new species.