Observation 165815: Ophiocordyceps caloceroides group
When: 2013-09-12
Who: Yojimbot
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These specimens are quite common in the area. I spoke to a friend who has also seen them at the Milpe Preserve.

Proposed Names

-22% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: talked to Roo Vandegrift about it
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: very likely an undescribed species. see tarantula list for others.
85% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: João Araújo, Tatiana Sanjuan, Joey Spatafora

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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cool thanks
By: Yojimbot
2014-05-25 05:55:14 PDT (-0700)

yeah the species autofilled and I had to put in something as did the location. That being said I think that it can be found throughout the region as my friends have seen this in Milpe. Got a couple more fungus shots Ill soon share. Regards!

Another cloud forest tarantula…
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-05-24 09:32:20 PDT (-0700)

Hey Yojimbot, and welcome to Mushroom Observer! It was swell meeting you the other day, and sweller still to discover your familiarity with this fungus. You may remember from our conversation that the species pictured here is likely undescribed to science, and therefore not G. pulchra. Though definitely “arachnophilous,” G. pulchra is an altogether different species, occurring on altogether different spiders. What’s more, species level determinations in this group are largely microscopy-dependent. With a physical specimen in hand (email forthcoming on that topic), we can delve deeper and answer more questions.

Looking forward to seeing more of your Ecuadorian cloud forest sightings, fungus bug zombies and all. Cheers!

PS: I believe you’ve selected the wrong location. You can choose to simply use Mindo, Los Bancos, Pichincha, Ecuador, or a more specific location.

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