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Cordyceps fungi

Cordyceps sp

Description:

I suspect this large moth, 4" wingspan, has succumbed to a type of Cordyceps fungus.

Habitat:

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Notes:

I spotted this while hiking in Tupana Aru reserve. I had a talk with my guide before my first hike at the lodge, since I would be staying 6 days, I wanted us on the same page. He was an exceptional guide and never rushed me when I would spend time setting up photos with my tripod and remote. However, he wouldn't point out any insects sprouting Cordyceps. I had to spot and ask to stop for all of them. I guess he thought I wasn't interested in insects covered in fungus. I guess that didn't come up in our first talk! Haha! Have to remember that for next time.

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dandoucette
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dandoucette

Yavari, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2013

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