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victim of fungus? - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

victim of fungus? - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus
Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
November 11, 2013
There were 2 of these dead Soldier Beetles in a death grip on the same plant. Is this a victim of an entomopathogenic fungus?

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victim of fungus? - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus victim of fungus? - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Yes, presumably Eryniopsis lampyridarum
There are four other examples here.

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