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Muscid Fly

Muscid fly Mesembrina meridiana (Diptera: Muscidae).  Recognisable by the large yellow patches at the wing bases which contrast strongly with the black body.  I was surprised by how large this fly was: it was more the size of a bluebottle than a house fly.

Photo taken behind Hangingstone, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire, UK, on 2010-08-08.

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