Observation 141039: Isaria Pers.
When: 2013-07-11

Notes: This was fruiting in good numbers (20-50) out of a mossy bank. A few days later I saw another good fruiting in Beebe woods. Apparently Isarias are anamorphs of Cordyceps (sensu lato), but not many of the connections between the taxa are known yet and the best id I could come up with, Isaria farinosa, has been recorded as growing on more than forty different insect species. My personal suspicion is that means there are some where around forty different fungal species involved.

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Dug up to show the pupae
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Close up of the sliced open insect pupae

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84% (3)
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Recognized by sight: Small white powdery antlers coming out of an insect pupae.
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: conidia details ideal for determining to sp., but I. tenuipes and I. farinosa are said to differ macroscopically by a lemon yellow stipe in the former and orange stipe in the latter.
Used references: Kathy Hodge’s comments http://www.flickr.com/photos/19369983@N06/3283766212/

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