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Ophiocordyceps sp. on a Beetle Larva Yet another Ophiocordyceps on a beetle larva! My third find in a couple of weeks, so I&#039;m a happy girl! <br />
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Pushing up through leaf litter below large oaks, ashes, and hickory trees in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. June 12, 2018.<br />
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Ophiocordyceps sp. on a Beetle Larva

Yet another Ophiocordyceps on a beetle larva! My third find in a couple of weeks, so I'm a happy girl!

Pushing up through leaf litter below large oaks, ashes, and hickory trees in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. June 12, 2018.

Ophiocordyceps sp. on a Beetle Larva Yet another Ophiocordyceps on a beetle larva! My third find in a couple of weeks, so I'm a happy girl! <br />
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Pushing up through leaf litter below large oaks, ashes, and hickory trees in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. June 12, 2018.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61551/ophiocordyceps_sp._on_a_beetle_larva.html Geotagged,Spring,United States

    comments (8)

  1. Lucky girl!! And, it looks like it has spores (or mold?) Posted 11 days ago
    1. Yes! I wasn't sure if an additional mold was forming there? or if spores had dropped down? I'm pretty sure spores drop from the top structure, so I just don't know! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Spectacular find, Lisa! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thank you! Now if I can just get someone interested in sequencing one of my specimens! Posted 11 days ago
      1. Really hope you find someone! Posted 11 days ago
  3. Well done. So many aren't willing to dig them out here (maybe because they are often up to a metre deep) :D Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! I'm excited with finding so many within a short time!

      On which host(s)? These were only around a maximum of 15 cm below the soil/leaf litter.
      Posted 11 days ago
      1. I'm thinking particularly about some of our Hepialidae (eg. Cordyceps gunnii specialises on Oxycanus sp. and found under acacia) Unfortunately if they don't get dug out the ID remains suspect. 8-]
        Check out these http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/4817
        Posted 11 days ago

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2018. Captured Jun 12, 2018 05:00 in 2557 US-411, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm