Sunflowers pop up all over the place each summer, they become more abundant once the monsoon season begins here in northern Arizona. They are widely distributed throughout North America, known as Common, Roadside, or Prairie Sunflowers.  


Tachina Flies are generally larger than a house fly with noticeable bristles. There are  many known species in this family of True Flies, over 8,200 worldwide and over 1,300 in North America. Learn more here: TACHINIDS I saw this and others in northern Arizona in a Ponderosa Pine forest area, it is called a Beelike Tachinid Fly.