Hovering insect

Hovering insect

Observation - Hovering insect - UK and Ireland. Description: I was sitting in my garden when I noticed this hovering around the primroses. Size: 15mm approx. Hairy, amber/brown colour with two black horizonal stripes across the body. Long proboscis, roughly same length of body (15mm), but did not curl-up like o

I was sitting in my garden when I noticed this hovering around the primroses.
Size: 15mm approx.
Hairy, amber/brown colour with two black horizonal stripes across the body.
Long proboscis, roughly same length of body (15mm), but did not curl-up like on a butterly.