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Soldier Fly

A female solderfly, Chloromyia formosa (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).  In the females of this species the abdomen is blue-green while in the males it is a coppery-green or gold colour (see halfway down this page for some good illustrations). 

Photos taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2012-06-09.

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