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First Hoverfly of the Year

My first hoverfly of 2010: a male Syrphus sp (Diptera: Syrphidae).  Either Syrphus ribesii or Syrphus vitripennis, for males it is not easy to distinguish between these two species.

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-04-09.

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