Golden Backed Snipe Fly

Subject:  Can’t identify this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Date: 06/12/2018
Time: 06:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Googled and can’t find anything
How you want your letter signed:  Kathy Laughlin

Golden Backed Snipe Fly

Dear Kathy,
It seems we get at least one or two identification requests for Golden Backed Snipe Flies from the Ohio/Pennsylvania area each year.

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