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White fungus growing on a dead moth.
Found on an oak tree.
There are over 1000 species of entomopathogens. Most of their spores are adhesive. They land on an insects cuticle and stay there until they germinate. Species attacking above ground insects commonly attach their host in an exposed aerial position using hyphae which grow into a plant. This provides an advantageous position for spore dispersal.
Spotted on Jan 27, 2021
Submitted on Jan 29, 2021
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