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One of the first hoverflies of this year for me: probably Eupeodes luniger (Diptera: Syrphidae), similar to Scaeva pyrastri but the yellow curved markings on its abdomen are yellow instead of white.  (Actually, the curved markings on E. luniger seem to vary quite a lot in both curvature and thickness, see here and here.)  The above specimen is probably a female, as is the following which I photographed a couple of weeks later:

Photos taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-04-20 (the male) and 2010-05-04 (the female).

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