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Common Name: Muscid Fly
Scientific Name: Coenosia tigrina
Coenosia tigrina is a very common fly, found over the whole of Britain and Ireland, both in woodland and open localities. A voracious predator of other small Diptera. The pictured specimen is a female, possibly gravid, judging by the appearance of the black intersegmental membranes on her swollen abdomen - or just had a very good lunch!
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