Posted: Apr 02, 2020 9:01 pm
by Calilasseia
Yes, it's Bombylius major, the Dark Winged Bee-Fly, a Dipteran insect belonging to the Family Bombyliidae. Common in southern England at this time of year, becoming scarcer as one traverses more northerly latitudes.

The various insect recording groups on Facebook have been subject to a mini-avalanche of photos of this species over the past week or so.