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Soldier Fly

A female soldier fly, probably a Chorisops nagatomii (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).  Chorisops tibialis is similar but has less bright yellow on its abdomen and is usually no longer still flying by mid-September, in southern England, at least (see the graph here).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 20110-09-15.

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