A fat little fly; seemingly glued to this monkey flower.
Wasted some time trying to get a picture of their typical hovering flight, when I've neither the skill or camera to do this...
I am going back when blooms open to get better photo's and ID.
Recorded by Vu Ngo , Ricardo solorio, 6grade,helen Lehman school,IOOBY.
Recorded by Leslie Perez,Malita Whitson,Helen Lehman,IOOBY
Recorded by Brandon corral and Martin zepeda, sixth graders at Helen Lehman school with IOOBY,
Every few years now we see a slew of these; although I can't remember ever seeing one as a boy.
Appears to be cultivated here.
Another repeated species, included for the nice view of the ventral wing surface.
I've recently posted these, but I thought this ventral view was to nice to waste...
I don't like to add observations without a picture, but I saw this one while I was driving and didn't have a camera with me anyway. It was the first time I saw one of these still alive as far as I know.
Numerous tiny beetles in residence: see last image.