Observation 16092: Cordyceps Fr.
When: 2009-01-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This Cordyceps species was found growing from a cicada nymph under some old plastic weed mat that had been pulled up!
I’m not positive about the species, but it resembles images I have seen in a simple guide to New Zealand fungi.

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Cicada nymph.
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Sporulating structure.
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-07-02 17:17:13 PDT (-0700)

Isaria sinclairii, the current taxon, does specialize in parasitizing cicada nymphs, but its clavae are yellow-stiped and form apical, white, pulverous branches covered with loads of white spores:


While there is certainly a host here, and the unfortunate soul does seem to be thoroughly colonized, there do not seem to be formations consistent with I. sinclairii.

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