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Cricket with Cordyceps

Cordyceps sp

Description:

A large cricket infected with Cordyceps, a parasitic fungi, the mycelium invades and eventually replaces the host tissue. The fruiting bodies protrude out of the insect after killing it.

Habitat:

montane rainforest, 1000m

Notes:

I spotted this in the forest near Amboro National Park.

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dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Municipio Samaipata, SCZ, Bolivia

Spotted on Jan 20, 2016
Submitted on Sep 24, 2016

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