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Robber Flies

From last year: a male robber fly, probably of species Dioctria hyalipennis (Diptera: Asilidae).  According to Stubbs and Drake (British Soldierflies and their Allies, 2001) this fly would be classed as Dioctria baumhaueri but that is now regarded as just a colour-variant of D. hyalipennis (see here for more details).

Here are a couple of photos of a dead one I came across a few days later:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-15 (first) and 2010-06-19 (second and third).

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