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Photo#103538
bee or fly

bee or fly
Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
April 16, 2007

Moved

Moved

Position and pose and color
reminds us of flies with fungal invasion. See images here

 
Fungus fly
I think you're right. And I thought those black areas on the back were stripes, not fungus holes.

 
We believe the dark colored areas are the
abdominal segments of the fly, and the lighter areas are those where the fungus has spread out in between the body segments.

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