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Long-legged flies with orange thorax - Chrysopilus thoracicus - male - female

Long-legged flies with orange thorax - Chrysopilus thoracicus - Male Female
Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
June 8, 2005
Size: 1/2"
I found these flies mating on Poison Ivy! I'm sending this photo because it has both the male and female.

Snipe Fly
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Kris Light
John and Jane, thanks for identifying the snipe fly! I have an Audubon Society Insect guide, it wasn't in there. This will help me a lot at science camp next week. The BugGuide website is great, I'll use it a lot! I have several pictures of other insects on my website: easttennesseewildflowers.com under the Critters, Butterflies, and Spiders galleries.

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