Golden-backed Snipe Fly: bow-chicka-wow-wow

I’ve posted photos of this fly in the past, but this is the first time I’ve captured the male & female together, and definitely the first time I have seen a mating event. The mating flies were still capable of flight, and I had to chase them down to get this photograph. So little is known about the Golden-backed Snipe Fly, that entomologists are not even 100% sure what they eat, where prefer to lay their eggs, and how many molts the fly larvae pass through.

Mating Golden-Backed Snipe Flies / The Backyard / 2022-06-05