Akanthomyces sp.. With almost a sinister beauty,...
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Image #cld1712356
SpeciesAkanthomyces sp.
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionWith almost a sinister beauty, this garden of parasitoid fungus sprouts its fruiting bodies from the back of a moth it has killed. These release millions of microscopic spores which are dispersed into the surrounding area. When ingested by another insect they spell certain doom. 
Keywordsborneo | cordycipitaceae | fauna | fungi | fungus | insect | lepidoptera | moth | mulu | parasite | parasitic | parasitoid | spore

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