It certainly looks like Syrphidae but I wonder if anyone has a more specific ID. It was on an Encelia californica plant
Or Mola mola, if you want to exercise your Latin
I was at Santa Barbara California in vacation.
I took it next to a pier, it wasn't sunny, it was cloudy.
Painted Tiger Moth laying eggs on my front door.
Santa Barbara County, California, US
Fishermen's catch from Santa Rosa Island.