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Horsefly Haematopota pluvialis (Diptera: Tabanidae).  The bane of my walks of late: buzzing around and settling on my trouser legs but occasionally landing on my hands and giving quite a painful bite.  Even on the warmest days I wear a long-sleeved rugby shirt to protect my arms from these little pests!

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-07-04.

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