Akanthomyces sp.. Mummified on the undersurface of...
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Image #cld1401603
SpeciesAkanthomyces sp.
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionMummified on the undersurface of a leaf, this noctuid moth has been killed and devoured by a parasitic fungus, similar to the well-known Cordyceps. The white filaments protruding from the body of the moth are fruiting bodies of the fungus which release spores to infect new hosts. 
Keywordsborneo | clavicipitaceae | cordyceps | danum | fungi | fungus | insect | lepidoptera | moth | noctuidae | parasite | parasitic | spore


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