Every year the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme asks people to look out for bee-flies. They are the furry, hovering flies with a very long ‘snout’ (proboscis) that can be seen hovering over flowers in spring. Normally they are first seen in March, but this year one was seen in Kent on 24 February!
Click here for more information.: Bee-fly Watch 2019 | Dipterists forum