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Strange Phenomenon, Hoverfly ---> fungal infection
Rudi VM
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Posted on 12-10-2016 09:00

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Found a lot off these hovers (I think Melanostoma scalare), hanging on grass-flowers september 13th early in the morning. On closer inspection, most seem dead with ruptured abdomens.
Can someone shed a light on this phenomenon ?
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Edited by Rudi VM on 13-10-2016 10:45
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Posted on 12-10-2016 10:41

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Looks like the fungal infection by Entomophthora muscae.
Rudi VM
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Posted on 13-10-2016 10:44

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Thanks Henrik for the info.

Kind regards, Rudi
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