Subject: Fly? Bee?
Geographic location of the bug: North Hollywood, CA
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
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.