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Soldier Flies

A female Sargus bipunctatus (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). 

The following photo shows the reddish front part of the abdomen which is only present in the females of this species:

And this photo of a different female (taken a week earlier) shows the two white spots (headlamps) between the eyes:

These white spots are present in both males and females.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-09-18 (the first two) and 2013-09-10 (the last one.

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