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Parasitic Fungus

Description:

A golden spiny forest ant dead with a fungus sporangium sprouting out from behind its head. Ophiocordyceps sp. Ants parasitized by this kind of fungus will climb to the edge of a leaf before dying, this is so that the fungi spores can spread out further by the winds.

Habitat:

Found on a tip of a leaf in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 100m. My previous spotting of an ant fungus http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

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ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Aug 13, 2016

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