This fly was about 3.0 cms long including its proboscis. It's body seemed to be covered with a mass of tiny, spikey scales.
No interactions present.
It looks as if it has got very wet, and the hairs are matted.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Lat/Lng: 51.4, -2.6
OS grid ref: ST5975