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A small orange sawfly, Athalia rosae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), also known as the turnip sawfly.  A few days later I came across a swarm of about a dozen of these swarming in the long grass near some bushes.  The black shoulder pads seem to mark out this species from other similar ones.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-05-15

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