Soldier Fly

Subject: Wasp? Fly?
Location: Central Arkansas, USA
June 14, 2016 3:31 pm
Dear Bugman,
A friend took the attached picture. Sorry for the poor quality. I have had little luck in finding what it might be. Can you please help? Insect is about one inch long. Pic was taken June 14, 2016.
Signature: Thank you!!

Soldier Fly
Soldier Fly

This is a Solder Fly and we believe it is in the genus Hedriodiscus based on images posted to BugGuide.  Many harmless Soldier Flies mimic stinging wasps and bees for protection.

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