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Possible infestation in Diptera collection?
JCobain
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Posted on 25-11-2021 12:54
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Hi all,

Is this a possible infestation in my collection? There are lots of these "threads" all over the insect, the clearest photo i could get was on the antennae.

Are these signs of an infestation or just dust/fibres?

many thanks!
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Paul Beuk
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It is fungus and a sign that your collection is kept in circumstances that are too humid.
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Thanks so much Paul!
 
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