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Platypezid Fly

A flat-footed fly (Diptera:y Platypezidae), so-called because of the flattened tarsi on their hind legs which, from certain angles, makes their hind legs look swollen.

This fly belongs to the subfamily Callomyiinae because the median vein does not fork.

Photos taken in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-09-17.

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