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Seen on stinging nettles at Lee Valley C P yesterday.
Hard to tell from just one shot at that angle, but I think it's probably Empis tessellata - & almost certainly one of the Empids - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19434
I photographed one a few days later here in S. Yorks - on Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/eu7WDV, http://flic.kr/p/eu7Ykr , and http://flic.kr/p/eubbo5. - they show it from the different angles.