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This poor weevil didn't have a chance...
lovely find, how strange!
What a mysterious encounter, Sergio! I agree with behemoth.williams3. This might be a Cordyceps fungus. Here's a BBC documentary on the Cordyceps fungus that Braulio showed me:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBB...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyceps May help.
EnvUnlimited, Scott, Yuko, Antonio, Joshua, Carol and Argy, thank you for the nice comments.
Thank you, Argy, that is the best definition for this guy. At least it is a new utility for such a plague... :-)
Great find Sergio - the famous pin-cushion weevil.
Incredible thanks for sharing Sergio!
Amazing capture Sérgio,incridble find,congrats and thanks for sharing
If it is an entomopathogenic fungus there are plenty of species! http://www.flickr.com/groups/entomopathi...
I am not sure, EnvUnlimited. Cordyceps fungi atacks live animals, but I can't say if this weevil was dead or not when infected. Only an expert could say it.
Is this an example of Cordyceps/Ophiocordyceps fungus? Creepy and way cool!
Wow! The Weevil may not have had a chance but it looks like a work of art now. Nature is amazing!
Nossa Sérgio, que louco! Belo achado!
Sergio, great picture of fungi that infected and killed this weevil.
Spotted on Feb 21, 2013 Submitted on Feb 22, 2013
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