Soldier-fly

Soldier-fly

Observation - Soldier-fly - UK and Ireland. Description: Is it a hoverfly, I wonder? The truncated abdomen and apparent lack of a wasp waist ought to tell me something... Update: re-titled thank to the identification provided

Is it a hoverfly, I wonder? The truncated abdomen and apparent lack of a "wasp waist" ought to tell me something...
Update: re-titled thank to the identification provided