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Photo#10426
3-banded flower fly - Sphaerophoria

3-banded flower fly - Sphaerophoria
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
September 4, 2004
Size: 6-7 mm
On goldenrod in dry field. Genus IDed by Dr. Jeff Skevington. Does anyone recognize the species?

Was it dead?
This very much looks like a fly infected with Entomophthora, the 'insect eating' fungus.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

 
I agree.
Definitely looks infected with a fungus, dead or not!

 
not dead
I wanted to get more shots of this fly but it vamoosed before I had the chance.

 
Gravid
Well, maybe it was a very gravid female.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

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