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A female Scaeva pyrastri hoverfly (Diptera: Syrphidae).  In the males of this species the eyes actually touch each other on the top of the head (see here for a male from a couple of years ago).

This shows the female's face:

And this shows the flattened female abdomen which later swells up and becomes more rounded as it fills with eggs:

Photos taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2011-07-31.

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