Bee Fly

Subject:  Fly? Bee?
Geographic location of the bug:  North Hollywood, CA
Date: 07/17/2021
Time: 06:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman :  This was on a tomato plant, is it a pest?
How you want your letter signed:  Larry

Bee Fly

Dear Larry,
This is a Fly that mimics a Bee, and it is commonly called a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae.  We do not recognize the species, but there are some similar looking individuals on the Natural History of Orange County website.

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