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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!<br />
ID furthering/help is much appreciated!<br />
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<br />
ID furthering/help is much appreciated!<br />
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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!

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!<br />
<br />
ID furthering/help is much appreciated!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74196/beauty_in_death_unknown_fly_on_muscadine.html Entomophthora muscae,Geotagged,Summer,United States,diptera,fly

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''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.

Similar species: Entomophthorales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Feb 12, 2019. Captured Jul 2, 2018 00:52 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm