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Hoverfly with Spotty Eyes

When I first saw this I thought it was one of those small black bees, then I saw the looped vein on its wing and realized it was a hoverfly.  Only then did I look more closely and noticed the spots on its eyes.  It is a female of either Eristalinus sepulchralis or Eristalinus aeneus (Diptera: Syrphidae).  For more on these species see here.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-17.

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