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Entomophthora muscae
Gerrit Oehm
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Posted on 02-05-2012 08:58
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There are sometimes some Fungi (?), which cause the dead of some flies.
Does anyone knows more about them? I see often a lot of dead Empididae, there are dead Bibionidae killed the same way as well, as you can see in the following:
http://www.dipter...d_id=47016
Are there certain species of Fungi doing this?

Thanks for your help!

Gerrit
Edited by Gerrit Oehm on 04-02-2013 11:36
 
Martin Cooper
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Entomophthora muscae is a fungus that kills flies. here are some examples here http://www.bioima...muscae.htm.
The fungus grow into the insect's brain to control its behaviour, eg make it climb up to the top of a stem to help the spores to disperse.
 
Gerrit Oehm
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Posted on 02-05-2012 09:47
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yes, it looks like the ones I saw...
are there similar fungi doing the same
or is this the only species like you descibed?
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