Monday, July 6, 2009

Fly Stuck to Leaf

I was flipping over potato leaves to clean of the eggs of the potato beetles when I discovered this fly. Upon closer inspection I saw that he was glued to the leaf by something, though I don't know what. Has anyone ever seen something like this before? Anyone know what would have done this?

UPDATE: It looks like Fly Fungus: Entomophthora muscae could be the culprit. Thanks to Suunto for the information! It makes Michelle go eww eww eww eww eww.


new york city garden said...

was it alive still?

Michelle said...

NYCG: I really hope not. I'm going to have nightmares after seeing that!

C4 said...

It was quite dead.

new york city garden said...


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