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Keywords:Chrysopilus thoracicus, Golden-backed snipe fly, Rhagionidae, diptera, insect, male, snipe fly, yellow
Male Chrysopilus thoracicus on leaf

Male Chrysopilus thoracicus on leaf

A male golden-backed snipe fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus). Larvae apparently develop in rotting logs, though it is unclear what they eat. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.