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Photo#1675314
Assume it's a hornet - Spilomyia alcimus

Assume it's a hornet - Spilomyia alcimus
Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
June 13, 2019
Size: 3/4"

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Moved from ID Request.

Yes; Spilomyia alcimus ... female
Yes; Spilomyia alcimus ... female.
No sizeable yellow spot on propleuron, separating it from texana.

 
Fascinating...reminds me of scary hover fly!
Thank you, Bill Dean and C W Melton.

It's a hornet mimic.
The antennae and mouthparts indicate fly, a syrphid fly. It holds it's front legs up to mimic the antennae of wasps.
Possibly Spilomyia alcimus.
Images here.
Bill Dean will be able to confirm the ID.

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