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Muscid Flies

A female Eudasyphora cyanella (Diptera: Muscidae).  I have just noticed that the females in this species tend to have blue abdomens.  The following photo, taken a month later, shows this more clearly:

In males the abdomen tends to have the same bronzy-green colour as the thorax.

Photos taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2012-04-13 and 2012-05-13, respectively.

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