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Hoverfly on Hogweed

When I first saw this, I thought that it must be a bee, but when I got home and looked it up, it turned out to be a hoverfly: Cheilosia illustrata (Diptera: Syrphidae).  The flowers it is feeding on are hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium).

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-06-19.

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