Drone Fly

Drone Fly

Observation - Drone Fly - UK and Ireland. Description: Was out looking for ivy bees. This insect looked a bit like one but the position of the wings does not seem right and the thorax was not hairy. Also when it flew off it moved more like a fly than a bee. What could it be?

Was out looking for ivy bees. This insect looked a bit like one but the position of the wings does not seem right and the thorax was not hairy. Also when it flew off it moved more like a fly than a bee. What could it be?