Subject: Fly death mystery
Location: North Dakota, US
October 30, 2015 10:15 am
Hi bug people, I love this site! I am in north Dakota and with our weather getting colder our indoor fly population is finally declining. This year I’m noticing dead, dessicated flies on the walls, which isn’t too unusual, I realize they cling effortlessly with their clawed feet, but I’m seeing a white dust pattern beneath their little corpses. I’m would guess its wing scales shed during their distressing freezing death, but a professional opinion would mean a lot to me. Thanks for your time.
Signature: HumbleObserver

Fly:  Attack of the Fungus

Fly: Attack of the Fungus

Dear Humble Observer,
We like your handle.  Your Flies are being attacked by Fungus.  Different Arthropods have been documented on our site after being attacked by Fungus, including Cellar Spiders, Tarantulas, Wasps and Raspy Crickets as well as Flies.

Fly Attacked by Fungus

Fly Attacked by Fungus

One Response to Flies have Fungus

  1. Peter says:

    Looks like Entomophthora muscae

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