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.

5 comments:

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...

whew!

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