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Gold Headed Fly

Observed: 24th August 2011 By: shine7s

I spotted this fly sitting on my car in the car park at work in Stirling, Central Scotland. I saw it from a distance because of the colour of it's head, so snapped it with my phone (this pic is a crop). Picture was taken Aug 24 this year.
The thing that struck me most was the gold colour of it's head - it was relective gold, it looked metallic, the same colour is at the base of it's wings.
I have never seen anything like it in 40 years, so an identification would be great.

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Syrphus please add it to your

Syrphus please add it to your database, my work is next to land used by cattle, so this guy was a local then :)

The head colouring was amazing, really vibrant.