Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus)
The Golden-backed Snipe Fly, common in North Carolina, is one of our most beautiful flies, with a glittering golden thorax above.
Males have skinny abdomens that are upturned near the end, females have plump ones.
Male, Granville Co., NC 4/29/2012.
Female, Chapel Hill, NC 5/8/05
Male, Chapel Hill, NC 5/5/07