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Photo#45424
Fly on a Daffodil Flower

Fly on a Daffodil Flower
Saint Albans/Kanawha Terrace Mobile Home Park/Skyview Drive, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
March 20, 2006
Size: Body 7/32in.
Habitat:Eastern Woodlands/Flower Garden/Daffodil
Time:Mid-afternoon
There is one photo with a fly banded the same way, in that one the white bands are said to be a fungal growth.

Was this one dead?
I've never seen fungal growths on live flies, so if it's alive, maybe it's not a fungal growth.

 
Fly on Daffodil
I can't say if it was dead or not, the fly never moved while I was taking pictures. At the time I thought it was too cold to be active.
Mr. Fox Two

 
Dead no doubt.
If it were live, it would be holed up someplace for a cold spell, not perched out where a predator could nab it.

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