Observation 139860: Ophiocordyceps caloceroides group
When: 2002-04-01
Collection location: Ecuador [Click for map]

Notes: Photographed and colected by Bryce Kendrick in “a cloud forest” in Ecuador in April of 2002, subsequently housed at the University of British Columbia herbarium, then displayed at a meeting of the Vancouver Mycological Society in October of 2008, where it was photographed and uploaded here:

Observation 22259

Bryce reports that the spider is of the genus Mygale, and though microscopy was attempted, the would-be fertile structures were too immature to observe any spores.

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Observation 22259
Observation 139856
Observation 139857
Observation 139858
Observation 139859

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Very impressive photos!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2016-07-04 22:36:00 CDT (-0400)

Thank you

Host genus update
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-07-04 16:01:59 CDT (-0400)

Mygale doesn’t exist! Mygalomorphae is one of two family’s which encompass all tarantulas. The probable genus here — and an equally likely candidate for most of the rest of the befungused tarantulas in the species list — is Pamphobeteus.

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