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Two flies to be identified - one is a robberfly

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Most recent visitors, they were seen for a short while in my garden.
The robberfly posed for a couple of close-ups and then flew away. [Second picture]
Which are these two creatures?

Thumbnail by Dinu Thumbnail by Dinu
Minot, ND

The first one appears to be a black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) -
Unfortunately, I cannot offer a specific i.d. for the robber fly.

(Zone 7a)

Excellent photos, Dinu.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Flap, thanks on that right identity.
kwanjin, thanks.

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