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Muscid Fly

A male Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae).  

The males of M. domestica are similar but on the top of the head the gap between their eyes is larger.  While I have probably seen several hundred M. autumnalis over the past few years, I have not yet seen a single fly that was recognizably M. domestica.

This picture more clearly shows the orange sides of the abdomen:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-08-03.

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