Subject: Fruit or deer fly
Geographic location of the bug: Rochester, new york
Time: 09:24 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Green eyes,chestnut body w gold shield,almost, on back .black lines on transparent wings. Looked a bit like a smallish deer fly or a very large fruit fly.
How you want your letter signed: Dip-Teran
This is a Walnut Husk Fly, Rhagoletis completa, one of the Fruit Flies in the family Tephritidae, and it is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide the larval host is: “Walnut husks primarily. It can attack other plants, such as peaches.”
Thank you! That explains it! It’s peach season here!