Subject: Large black “fly” with clear wings
Geographic location of the bug: Safari Park Escondido CA
Time: 02:58 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Not sure if this is a rodent bot (?), hope not.
How you want your letter signed: Linda
We love your in flight image of a Mexican Cactus Fly, one of the Hover Flies in the family Syrphidae. Despite its name, the Mexican Cactus Fly is a native species. The Mexican Cactus Fly is one of the larger Flies we have seen in our Mount Washington, Los Angeles neighborhood.