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Photo#1669618
Rhagionidae, Golden-backed Snipe Fly, pupa - Chrysopilus thoracicus

Rhagionidae, Golden-backed Snipe Fly, pupa - Chrysopilus thoracicus
Heritage Valley, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
May 10, 2019
Size: 15+ mm
May 4, 2019: at the annual volunteer INHF garlic mustard pull, my young friend Lydia spent her time looking for insects. She found, caught, or showed me about 8 different species including some on a dead deer. She collected a fly larva but once again I did not take a photo of the larva in a timely manner.
May 10, 2019: larva is now a pupa
May 24, 2019: adult fly, photographed and released it

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