Ophiocordyceps dipterigena. This parasitic fungus (shown here...
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Image #cld1300104
SpeciesOphiocordyceps dipterigena
LocalityNorth Sulawesi, Indonesia
DescriptionThis parasitic fungus (shown here having killed a robber fly) specializes in feeding on adult flies. After consuming the interior of its host the cream-colored fruiting bodies emerge and release spores to infect new insects.  
Keywordsasilidae | cordyceps | diptera | fly | fungi | fungus | insect | ophiocordycipitaceae | parasite | parasitic | robber | tangkoko

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