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A hoverfly, probably Volucella inanis (Diptera: Syrphidae) on a thistle (Cirsium sp).  The photo below was taken further along my walk 20 minutes after the above one, and so is most likely not the same individual.  Identification based on this guide to British Volucella hoverflies at the OPAL West Midlands web-site.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-07-24.

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