Remarks: This is likely to be a march fly in the Tabanidae family, of which there are 243 species.
Male march flies only eat nectar but females require blood, with many species biting humans.
The larvae can be aquatic, living among floating vegetation, or in other damp and muddy habitats.
This fly was photographed in September.
References: Insects of Australia. Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey. 2003
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