We’ve amassed a large collection of unpublished videos and photos in working with zombie flies. Here are some of our favorites.
This male courted and began mating with a female fly as she was dying of the fungal infection. He is now stuck to her via his genitalia (presumably due to fungal growths emanating from her genitalia).
This is a video I took of the bait from which I captured E. muscae in my backyard, back in late summer 2015. (The zombies have been removed.) I was impressed that there were so many kinds of Drosophilids hanging out in my neighborhood, and honored that they chose to dine on my rotten fruit.