Rutilia (Donovania) inusta aka Grey Rutilia Fly (?)
Kyeema Conservation Park, South Australia – January 4th, 2014 – warm to hot conditions
Photos: Michal Dutkiewicz
This enormous, intimidating monster of a fly, I estimate 2cm long from antennae to wing tip and very wide, looks like one of the blood-sucking March Flies, but this is a harmless nectar feeder. It parasitizes on Scarab Beetles, laying its eggs in their larvae. It is one of the most impressive flies in Australia.