a species of bee-fly?

a species of bee-fly?

Observation - a species of bee-fly? - UK and Ireland. Description: 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.

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.