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Unidentified at Suppressed - 16 Oct 2020

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Unidentified 17 Oct 2020 ChrisAllen

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   24 Oct 2020
The fly is a Helena sp.
   24 Oct 2020
The Puppeteer fungus infects flies, invading their nervous system and eating them from the inside out.

In their death throes, the infected flies – like puppets on a string – obligingly climb to a high point and spread their wings, exposing their abdomen and allowing the fungus to shoot its spores as widely as possible to infect new flies.

Thankfully I am not a fly
ChrisAllen wrote:
   24 Oct 2020
Ahhh, that makes sense. It had attached to my pants pocket when I walked through some long grass but appeared to be dead when I looked at it. I'm also glad I'm not a fly.

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