David: We have "bee wolves" which I believe are wasps. They catch and lay eggs in cicadas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus/ Arnold Apr 27, 2010 01:13:10 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: =========================================== Dear members I have, in past years, had an interesting insect hover about my plants, including my dwarf Meyer Lemon. The insect looks like a rotund shiny, solid-black bumblebee. It never seems to land; it just hovers about the flowers. I live on the San Francisco Peninsula. Does anyoine have an idea of what this insect is? David E.