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Fly killed by fungus (Entomophthorales) (?)

Fly killed by fungus (Entomophthorales) (?)
Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
August 15, 2014
I found this dead fly stuck upside down on a dandelion leaf. I haven't seen anything like this before, so I figured I would post it.

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yes, a fly infected with a parasitic fungus
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Great shot!

 
Thanks!
This totally took me by surprise. I hadn't seen anything like this before today.

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