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Fly fungus

Entomophthora muscae


Many of these seen lately so I guess conditions are good for the fungus now. This fly has died from a parasitic fly specific fungal attack. The white fungal fruits are now protruding between abdominal segments.


In a local, mixed nature reserve.


Fly species not known yet
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Order: Entomophthorales
Family: Entomophthoraceae

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

So many around at the moment and all sorts of flies. Classic position at the tip of a branch, wings open, back legs straightened. I sort of feel sorry for them.

MartinL 6 years ago

Very interesting spotting, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 7, 2014

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