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A bumble bee mimic hoverfly: Eristalis intricaria = E. intricarius (Diptera: Syrphidae).  At first I took this to be a Volucella bombylans, but the dark patches on the wings seemed too small.  I only realized its true identity when I came across a photo of E. intricaria while looking for something else on on Alain Ramel's Les Insectes site.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-19.

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