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Entomophthora cf. muscae or ferdinandii or schizophorae spore sprayed out of dead Drosophila
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Flensburg, N.Germany, 15th August 2018, drought.

Found this dead fly (is it Drosophilidae), with raised wings, stuck to near the top of my kitchen window. On either side, opposite it's abdomen is a fan of white speckles, almost 2cm long on one side and about a cm on the other side. They appear to have been blown out of the fly. Am I correct in assuming that these specks are the spoor of Entomophthora muscae which infected and killed the host?

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scale in mm divisions
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I wonder if the other fly in this image will be infected?
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wing of infected, dead fly which I think might be Drosophilidae.
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As concerns the fly, it belongs to Drosophila melanogaster group. The fungus belongs indeed to Entomophthorales, but I would be cautious in species determination; there are about three hundred of described species, most of them parasitizing insects, apparently there is not only one on Diptera.
A mycologist, or mycological literature, could give you muh more of interesting information.
 
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Thank you very much Jan.
 
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