Subject: Mimic Fly ?
Location: Greenville SC
September 30, 2013 1:16 pm
Have noticed this insect around my house for several years and finally got the attached photo from my cell phone Am wondering if this is a Yellowjacket Hover Fly (Yellowjacket Hover Fly, Milesia virginiensis) ?
Your identification is absolutely correct, though you didn’t mention the common name Good News Bee for the Yellow Jacket Hover Fly.