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Subject: Green and black horsefly looking bug
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
August 10, 2014 11:48 am
I live in Southwest Louisiana and was tending to one of my flower beds today on August 10, 2014 and ran across this bug grooming itself on a coneflower leaf. Could you please identify it for me? I was not sure if it is some sort of horsefly, wasp, or something totally different.
Signature: Lyndsey D.

Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly

Dear Lyndsey,
This is a Soldier Fly, possibly
Odontomyia cincta based on images posted to BugGuide.

Thank you so much for identifying this intriguing fly so quickly. I had trouble finding any images at all until you identified it.
Sincerely,
Lyndsey

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana

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