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What does this?

What does this?
Jim Thorpe, PA, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 17, 2006
Bottle Fly right? anyway-what takes flies-any species and sticks them to the bottom of leaves--dead I guess--and then a bit later the look like the thrid photo. I found many many of these.

Images of this individual: tag all
What does this? What does this?

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.

I unlinked the third image, since it is of a different individual.

Fungus.
The causative agent is an entomopathic fungus. Makes the fly alight somewhere such that the exploding spores rain down on other potential victims. We have a thread on this somewhere in the guide pages...you might try searching "fly, fungus" with the search engine.

 
eow...nasty!! Interesting but
eow...nasty!! Interesting but nasty. Thanks!

 
Whew
Whew, and I thought Athlete's Foot was a nasty fungus.

 
It seems like this fungus onl
It seems like this fungus only liked flies-I found no other insects like this. Poor little dudes. I think I'd rather be swatted!! O_o

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