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Entomorphthora

Observed: 2nd November 2010 By: Katie HadwinKatie Hadwin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Entomophthora interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Fly

Not a hoverfly, as the wing venation and general appearance is wrong. I would not try to put a name on it, as the fungus is distorting it.

I was recently shown (on iSpot) this excellent link, which shows the number of species of Entomophthora recorded in Britain...

http://www.fieldmycology.net/GBCHKLST/gbspecies.asp?intFDNum=20219

Whether yours is E. muscae, I cannot comment!

Ian
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Syrphus's picture

You might consider revising

You might consider revising the observation to put it in Fungi, as the parasitic fungus here is the more interesting organism, I think. If you do that I will agree with the Entomophthora ID.

M.

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Katie Hadwin's picture

Interesting! The picture was

Interesting! The picture was taken a while ago and in my ignorance and with a poor photo I had no idea the fly had been attacked by a fungus. Many thanks.

k.hadwin

Refugee's picture

The pattern

The pattern of the fungus makes it easy to identify compared to the fly due to the image quality.

Refugee