Chrysopilus thoracicus


Common Names: Golden-backed snipe fly
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Flies

Larger than a housefly. Golden patch of hair on the thorax. Black eyes and head. Black, translucent wings, abdomen is black with with stripes along the edges.

Found in deciduous woodlands in eastern North America in the Spring.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/483
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