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Fungi-Infected Cockroach

Cordyceps sp.

Description:

Cordyceps fungi infects insects and other Arthropods and control their mind changing their behavior and finally killing the insect



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12 Comments

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 6 years ago

intresting...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Forest cockroach = Chorisoneura sp.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Poor cockroach !

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

no problem, but the genus is almost clear, i had also a species suggested, have you see it??

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Hi Alex, I know is verry hard to make a species identification with fungi, it fine with the confirmation of the genus, Thanks!

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

isn't this a cockroach, but it doesn't matter anymore, it think i have found a close match, but thats only a guess. there are many hundred of cordyceps-species out there. take a look at your fav. sites for : " cordyceps tuberculata" ( http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&cp... ) mostly whit white fruitingbodies, maybe yours was at the begin from their fruiting-phase. good luck

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

i will give it a look, (just now i must make dinner ready and will be back in somewhat a hour) , i have almost no insects, but i will know, what this insect is? no hurry, i come back later !!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Alex, if you have time, please check the unidentified fungi on my list. I can probably help you with your insects.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

what for an insect is it. maybe at least a direction. do you know the bugs id??

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

nop, I think that was the fruiting body

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

it seems very likely to be a cordyceps or carefully said "parasitic fungi" will try to narrow it in, let you know, when i stumple over some good references, have you seen this often, is it always just a little white (suspected) "fruiting-body" or get it still bigger.??

misako
misako 7 years ago

wow!

Juan DiTrani
Spotted by
Juan DiTrani

Panam√°, Panama

Lat: 9.15, Long: -79.85

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Nov 15, 2011

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