Observation 138877: Cordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc.

When: 2013-07-06

Collection location: Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]


Who: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)

No specimen available

Found in a mixed hardwood forest of the chestnut oak type. The grub/fruiting body is 7.5 cm in height.

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Mushroom Observer

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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All chuckling aside,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-06 17:27:37 PDT (-0700)

Arora says this is growing on beetle larvae or grubs. I’d say this was growing on a circada larvae.

What was the host?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2013-07-06 15:14:29 PDT (-0700)

Looks like it might have been a johnson

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-07-06 15:05:52 PDT (-0700)

Created: 2013-07-06 14:49:32 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-07-06 19:04:07 PDT (-0700)
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