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Soldier Fly

From 2 years ago: a male soldier fly, probably a Beris chalybata (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).  The females of this species have a metallic green thorax, smaller eyes, and lack the swollen first tarsi on the hind legs.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-04-26.

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