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What happened to this crane fly? - female

What happened to this crane fly? - Female
Red Oak Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
June 21, 2016
OK, here goes, some insect forensics.
Found with abdomen fused to a grass stalk.
Seems kind of like a fungal kill...except without any whitish masses of mycelia protruding from leg joints or abdominal segments.

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What happened to this crane fly? - female What happened to this crane fly? - female What happened to this crane fly?

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There are entomopathogenic fungi that don't produce any obvious external structures.

 
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