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Fly Fungus

Entomophthora muscae

Description:

fungus on a dead fly

Habitat:

dead fly

Notes:

We like to think we are in control of our minds, but that's not true for this unfortunate fly. It all started when the fly, buzzing around, accidentally picked up a fungal spore. The fungus grew inside the still living fly. The fungus took over the fly's brain. The fly was forced by the fungus, to bite down on a blade of grass. A few minutes later the fly's wings shot up. The fly died. The fungus came out of the fly to make spores.

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Kalen
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Kalen

Spotted on May 22, 2020
Submitted on May 22, 2020

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