I found this in Luzerne County at Moon Lake Park, PA. It was just sitting in the sun.
A Gold-backed Snipe fly in my yard on May 28, 2007. The gold always catches my eye.
Golden Backed Snipe Flies
Male in focus.
Female in focus.
This is a male. Small (1") fly that likes shaded areas, usually found perched on a leaf. Male has large, touching eyes and narrow abdomen.
The female has a wider abdomen but smaller eyes. Both like to perch on leaves out of direct sunlight.
Golden-backed Snipe Fly, Caney Creek, Adair County, OK. early May.