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Fliegentöter

Entomophthora muscae

Description:

The German name "Fliegentöter" for this pathogenic fungus means translated simply "flykiller". It affects mainly Dungflies and Houseflies and causes a fatal fungal disease.

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11 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks, Jeannette

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Great spotting :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks Mayra and Argy

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Super spotting Lars. Looks like from another planet.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow, fascinating! Great capture!!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for the help, Keith and gatorfellows - I changed the category to Fungi and used the German name for it since I failed to find an English.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

I agree with KeithRoragen. Here is an example of a fungus and how it effect and looks when it occurs in flies. Not saying that this is the fungus that is on your fly. Just more information and photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomophtho...

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks Maria and Gerardo

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Fungus infected fly.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wow great shot :)

MariaPomsaharova
MariaPomsaharova 7 years ago

wow. what a shot!

LarsKorb
Spotted by
LarsKorb

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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