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Muscid Fly

A male Muscid fly, probably Helina evecta (Diptera: Muscidae).  Another possibility would be Helina annosa, as pointed out by Stephen R here, but according to the NBN Gateway data here and here, that species is much less common than H. evecta in the UK.

[Note added 2015-09-26: my experience collecting and identifying Muscid flies in 2014 and 2015 suggests that Helina annosa is actually quite common.  Hence it quite possible that the above fly is annosa.]

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-11-05.

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