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fungus infected fly - Ommatius

fungus infected fly - Ommatius
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
October 7, 2015
Size: 1 cm
This was found on a window in a residential neighborhood. While most diagnostic features are probably covered by the fungus, I was hoping that someon might be able to ID it to a certain level based upon wing venation, antennae, and possibly tarsi. I do have other shots and still have the specimen if there might be any non-obscured diagnostic characters that would be visible.

Moved from ID Request.

NOTE: Image is included in the Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi article.

Closed cell r1 and branched arista make this Ommatius; I don't think any of its similar relatives live in North America.

Robber Fly
I can't be sure that it is in the same genus, sorry: (others may know)
Good Luck!

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