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An Argid sawfly, probably Arge cyanocrocea (Hymenoptera: Argidae).  At first glance similar to several Tenthredinid sawflies, such as Athalia rosae, but the antennae of Tenthredinidae are compose of many small evenly sized segments, while those of the Argidae terminate with single segment which makes up most of the length of the antennae.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-05-06.

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