Can anybody identify this insect?

Snapster

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Found this on the windscreen pillar of the van this morning just as I was getting it ready for a day out.
Not the best picture, I didn’t want to get too close as my first thoughts were that it was a hornet.
But I don’t think it is. It looks like a giant hover fly.
It was about an inch long (2.5cm)

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peter palance

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Found this on the windscreen pillar of the van this morning just as I was getting it ready for a day out.
Not the best picture, I didn’t want to get too close as my first thoughts were that it was a hornet.
But I don’t think it is.
It was about an inch long (2.5cm)

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try trev he nooose all about crabs, and the fly in the ointment, dip your feet in , ok.pj.
 

SimonM

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Dunno. Horse fly? Whatever it is would get swatted coming near me as I’m allergic to some flies.
 

Snapster

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Pretty sure now that this is a hornet Hover fly, probably a Volucella Zonaria
Thanks to all suggestions. 👍🏼
 
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