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Arroyo Grande, CA(Zone 9a)

This strange little flying bug really likes my Tweedia caerulea plant (blue milkweed).
I see them everyday just sitting on it. They don't move unless prodded, in fact I thought
the first one I saw was dead. Looks like a bee so I didn't touch it with my fingers.
I'm in California on the central coast.

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Arroyo Grande, CA(Zone 9a)

How about Parvilla, bee-fly?
Any experts out there willing to help?

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Domehomedee,

This forum is for questions relating to adding data to the BugFiles database.

We have a forum on Insect and Spider Identification here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/bugid/all/
and if you post your question there, you may get some help,

If you have an image, you could attach it to the message you post for a better chance of getting an identification

Kennedy
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