Fly with swollen metatarsi?
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it looks very like this, but I find arthropods confusing! In flight they are unmistakable though, with kegs hanging down.
There have been lots of St Marks flies seen in the last few days and this looks like another to my untutored eye. The huge eyes seem to be diagnostic
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- are an indicator that this is a male, according to Chinnery. Females have smaller, wide-set eyes.
I can see the similarity, but this one isn't a St Mark's fly! It's one of the many species in family Empididae, and I think most likely to be in genus Hilara.
If you compare with this St Mark's Fly (by kcf32):
you can see that Hilara is less hairy overall, has fewer spines on the legs, and different wing venation.
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Lat/Lng: 51.7, -2.6
OS grid ref: SO6302