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A female hoverfly, Volucella pellucens (Diptera: Syrphidae).  In this species the scutellum apparently varies from brown to black; see here for some photos of a brown-scutellum specimen.

This is male (the eyes are in contact on top of the head):

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-23 (the female) and 2010-06-20 (the male).

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