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Fungus - Beauveria bassiana on a dead razor grinder cicada.  Beauveria bassiana Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Fungus - Beauveria bassiana on a dead razor grinder cicada.

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  1. Awesome! Thanks for adding a separate post for the fungus! Posted 4 years ago

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''Beauveria bassiana'' is a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and acts as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease; it thus belongs to the entomopathogenic fungi. It is being used as a biological insecticide to control a number of pests such as termites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids and different beetles. Its use in the control of bedbugs and malaria-transmitting mosquitos is under investigation.

Similar species: Hypocreales
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Nov 16, 2018. Captured Mar 28, 2018 19:54.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1600
  • 89mm