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Photo#193962
unknown fly - Tipula

unknown fly - Tipula
Springfield, VA, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
June 1, 2008
Size: Body ~1"
I found this on a tree next to a mostly dry small stream in the woods.

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Fungus-ridden Flies. All photos of fungus-ridden insects are being collected here; I'm moving those of known identity to their proper places.

An educated guess -
perhaps a fungus-ridden crane-fly?

Update: glad to see Charley agrees with me : )

 
Second
That fly won't be flyin' no more, I'm afraid. :C

Looks like...
a crane fly that's been taken over by a fungus (BugGuide has a whole section devoted to fungus-ridden flies).

 
Yes, a female
crane fly in the Tipula (Lunatipula) group that was hit by the Entomophthora fungus , scroll down to the section regarding this fungus. - Chen

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