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Slender Robber Fly

A robber fly (family Asilidae, order Diptera), probably Leptogaster cylindrica (striped slender robber fly).  Michael Chinery (Complete British Insects, Collins, 2005) mentions Leptogaster guttiventris (dashed slender robber fly) as being similar, but comparison with the photos here and here at Morphbank gives a better match to L. cylindrica.

Photo taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-06-21.

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