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A male Eristalis pertinax (Diptera: Syrphidae).  This species is distinguished from the other similar Eristalis tenax and Eristalis similis by its orange front tarsi.  A male because its eyes meet on top of its head.

For a top view of another male of this species see here.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, on 2010-07-30.

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