No Common Name Entomophthora muscae (Cohn) Fresenius  Synonyms: Empusa muscae.

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"This fungus does a number on many fly species. The fungus attacks the brains of the fly having them fly to an elevated location where they are glued by the fungus to the spot... The fungus eats the flies from the inside out and the elevated site serves the fungus well by disseminating its wind-born spores." (R. Orr, pers. comm.)

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Empusa muscae in Howard Co., Maryland (11/2/2007). A couple dozen of these dead and dying flies were seen on this cherry branch at Centennial Park in Howard County. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Entomophthora muscae in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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