Fly Amanita (image) University of Wisconsin-Madison Share Print E-Mail Caption With its red and white cap and hallucinogenic properties, the fly amanita has long inspired art and literature. It's friendly association with plants came about by letting go of a few key genes, new research finds. Credit Jacqueline Hess Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.