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Anthomyiid Flies

On a recent walk I came across two of these small flies competing for the highest leaves on a bush in a woodland clearing.  Initially I thought they might be Muscid flies based on their wing venation but at diptera.info Joke van Erkelens identified them as Anthomyiid flies of genus Pegomya (Diptera: Muscidae).  Of the photos at diptera.info, the most similar is Pegomya pulchripes, but I am not going to claim that as an identification; there are lots of Pegomya species.

Photos taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-07.

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