The first thing I would was this Robber Fly with very unusual color eyes but he was so tiny I could hardly see him properly and it was only after I got the pictures onto the computer that I noticed the midge he was eating.
Some the cacti were in full bloom and this one had a very pretty flower.
Once again I never noticed the two, what look like fruit flies with green eyes, mating on this small flower. It is only about ½ an inch in diameter so you can imagine what size the flies are.
Summer is mating season even for the Assassin bugs.
What I found notable about them was the thorn-like protrusion on their shoulders and wondered what they are for, if anything.
The Lantana makes a beautiful splash of color in the bush but the rain seems to have chased all the insects it usually attracts away.
This look like the egg sack of a mantis (ootheca).