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A male Brachyopa scutellaris (Diptera: Syrphidae).  I came across 6 of these sunning themselves on leaves of a field maple overhanging a path.  I took a specimen and with my stereo microscope and the the key of Stubbs and Falk (British Hoverflies, 2002) was able to identify it to the species.

Photos taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-05-04.

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