Thread subject: :: Possible infestation in Diptera collection?

Posted by JCobain on 25-11-2021 12:54

Hi all,

Is this a possible infestation in my collection? There are lots of these "threads" all over the insect, the clearest photo i could get was on the antennae.

Are these signs of an infestation or just dust/fibres?

many thanks!

Edited by JCobain on 25-11-2021 13:22

Posted by Paul Beuk on 25-11-2021 14:22

It is fungus and a sign that your collection is kept in circumstances that are too humid.

Posted by JCobain on 25-11-2021 14:38

Thanks so much Paul!