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Old 08-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Native Soldier Fly of some sort>>>?

Anyone recognize this fly? I've been finding them a lot lately buzzing around my composter. They're not attracted to the fly bait. I keep looking at these photos and they remind me an awful lot of a Black Soldier Fly so maybe something in the Stratiomyidae Family? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Paleeeeeeease go ahead and spread my photos around if you think it'll help me get an ID.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Came up with Yellow Soldier Fly Ptecticus trivittatus

I used the Reddit forum /r/whatsthisbug and confirmed using the sources listed below.

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Stratiomyid - Ptecticus trivittatus - BugGuide.Net
Ptecticus trivittatus, Yellow Soldier Fly, Family Stratiomyidae
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