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After having a bit of trouble with this fly, and some assistance from a Noah Ranger, I am on the track of assuming it to belong to the large Ailidae family or robber flies. It does have the legs usually seen on robber flies and the thorax is also indicative. I have also seen them called stiletto flies because of there lower, usually dark and bristly legs.
Usually open sun lit areas in the hot of the day hunting other flies and insects. Retreats to dense vegitation in gardens and woodlands at nigh and evenings.