Calyptrate Fly infected by Entomophthora muscae
Calyptrate fly in a state of decomposition on a muscadine leaf (Vitis rotundifolia). I thought it was rather beautiful, and I just had to photograph it! Also, it may be infected by Entomophthora muscae!
ID furthering/help is much appreciated!
''Entomophthora muscae'' is a species of pathogenic fungus in the order Entomophthorales which causes a fatal disease in flies. It can cause epizootic outbreaks of disease in houseflies and has been investigated as a potential biological control agent.