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Entomophthora muscae infection

Observed: 15th October 2011 By: Edward NurcombeEdward Nurcombe’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found on a fence post near Holme Pierrepont, National Water Sports Centre, the fly was on top of the fence post and the fungi had erupted out of the abdomen and spores were visible.
I think the fly may be a Muscidae type fly, but not 100% on ID.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Entomophthora muscae
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Species interactions

No interactions present.