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Conopid Fly

A female Thecophora sp, probably Thecophora atra (Diptera: Conopidae).  It was hovering around some small black Halictid bees (possibly a Lassioglossum sp) and seemed to be following them.

Specimen taken in the field to the west of Chazey Wood, ner Caversham, UK, on 2014-08-31.

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