Is this a bee?

Is this a bee?

Observation - Is this a bee? - UK and Ireland. Description: Not quite half an inch long. Sorry, can't see where to put a reply. Thanks for ID but getting confused because markings so very different from http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/294545

Not quite half an inch long.

Sorry, can't see where to put a reply. Thanks for ID but getting confused because markings so very different from http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/294545