Leaf Cutter Bee?

Leaf Cutter Bee?

Observation - Leaf Cutter Bee? - UK and Ireland. Description: I hadn't noticed these before. Initially thought it was a hoverfly with a yellow band around its sides/underside but on closer examination it seems to be carrying a large amount of yellow pollen! (Pollen scopa.)

I hadn't noticed these before. Initially thought it was a hoverfly with a yellow band around its sides/underside but on closer examination it seems to be carrying a large amount of yellow pollen! (Pollen scopa.)