Golden Backed Snipe Fly

Fly – Burlington Ontario
This fly looks a lot like the love bugs from Florida (except for the color on the thorax). I have never seen anything like this before and am hoping you can identify it for me.Many thanks,
Janet Nelson
Burlinton, Canada

Hi Janet,
This is a new species for our site, a Golden Backed Snipe Fly, Chrysopilus thoracicus. I just saw one while on holiday in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio.

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