Hi – We seem to be attracting a type of fly into our house that I’ve never seen before; It’s about 2cm long. Has a yellow & black striped abdomen approx 1cm & quite fat. A brown beetle like back between its head and abdomen 6 Brown legs 2 very big browny transparent wings large eyes with a central yellow stripe between thema pointy chin with a little feeler hanging centrally under it. Does it sound familiar…??? Hope you can help.
There are some types of flies which mimic bees, and are colored as you describe. They belong
to the Family Syrphidae and are called Flower Flies. They are beneficial to gardeners.