The Aloe plicatalis is blooming again and I caught this syrphid fly snacking at one of the flowers on a sunny recent day.
The fly adjourned to another flower to clean itself off:
First the rear
Then the face.
Cute as they are, syphids are still flies after all. Not sure of the species on this one; my lack of a dorsal view makes it hard to use the distinctive bee-like coloration and pattern for help in identification.