Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

housefly with fungal infection

Found this fly dead on a curtain in the house - and after looking at hundreds of pictures trying to identify it I realised that the pale abdominal bands were in fact an indication of fungal spores emerging from between the abdominal segments. Not a particularly nice way to go ... even for a fly!



2 comments:

  1. Entomophthora muscae a weird 'zombie' fungus
    see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomophthora_muscae

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    1. Thanks Martin. Weird ..... but fascinating!

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