Nov 25, 2014

Flies Infected by Zombie Fungi in an Urban Fragment

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B. C. Barbosa, T. T. Maciel

Abstract

This study aims to describe associations between the occurrence of entomopathogenic fungi and parasitic flies of the family Muscidae and behaviors presented by these flies parasitized in an urban fragment of semideciduous forest in Brazil. Were recorded two species of entomopathogenic fungi parasitizing flies collected for the first time in the localities, E. muscae and O. sp . Different from Diptera parasitized by different fungi behaviors were observed. These new records of occurrence, along with data on their hosts, suggest that many species of this group have not yet registered.

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Musca
Entomophthora muscae
Muscidae
Diptera
probe gene fragment
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Vigna vexillata
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