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Anthomyiid Fly

An Anthomyiid fly, probably Anthomyia procellaris (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) on yarrow (Achillea millefolium).  The pattern of black patches on the upper thorax seems not quite right for the similar Anthomyia pluvialis, however, as there is quite a bit of variation in these patterns, so I could be wrong.  (The Anthomyiidae should not be confused with the Anthomyzidea, another, quite distinct, family of flies.)

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-08-12.

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