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Sugar icing fungus

Beauveria bassiana

Description:

A large cicada infected with the sugar icing fungus, such a cool find! 'a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and acts as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease'

Habitat:

subtropical forest

Notes:

I spotted this in the forest near Gingers paradise.

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2 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the nomination Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Municipio Buena Vista, SCZ, Bolivia

Spotted on Jan 27, 2016
Submitted on Mar 25, 2016

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