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Hoverfly Xanthogramma pedissequum (Diptera: Syrphidae).  On first glance, I thought it might be another Chrysotoxum bicinctum, but the latter has longer antennae and only two yellow stripes on its abdomen.  Out on the web you will find some confusion between Xanthogramma pedissequum and Eupeodes nitens; this seems to be due to the pictures of these two hoverflies being accidentally swapped over in Michael Chinery's Complete British Insects (Collins, 2005, pages 308-309).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-09-24.

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