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Fungus-ridden Fly

Fungus-ridden Fly
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
May 17, 2008
Size: ~ 8 mm
Resting on a flower bud of Louisiana Iris.

Dunno
Looks like a small house fly of some kind (need an expert).
But what I DO know is that that fly won't being buzzing around anymore.

It's been killed by an Entomophthora fungus.

 
Entomophthora fungus
Here I was thinking what a cool looking white abdomen fly. All that white stuff on its abdomen is really fungus; scary and amazing at the same time.

 
Doesn't seem to be a flower fly.
Based on "hairy" thorax and wing venation.

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