Large Mud-nesting Wasp Mimicking Fly
In flight
Rutilia-mimicking Bristle Fly
March Fly (Tabanidae sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Deer Fly (Tabanidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: March Fly (Tabanidae sp ES01)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The abdomen shape seems quite different to the Dasybasis genera we've shown above.
This female has scattered hairy eyes.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.