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Soldier Fly

A male Beris morrisii (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).

The scutellum has 6 spines which are enmeshed in long pale hairs:

A ventral view of the genitalia (actually of another specimen caught at the same time):

Specimens collected in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2017-08-04.

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