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Fly or Bee?
Hi,
I find this bug every year on my tomato plants and was wondering if he is some kind of carpenter bee or sawfly? I live in Southern Calif. Thanks,
Suzanne

Hi Suzanne,
This is a Robberfly. More specifically, it is a Bee Killer in the Genus Mallophora. We don’t recognize the species. The red legs are quite distinctive.

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