Observation 25266: Syspastospora parasitica (Tul.) P.F. Cannon & D. Hawksw.

When: 2009-09-12

Collection location: Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Mycowalt can tell a better story about this interesting specimen than I can. It was collected at the Ohio Mushroom Society foray over the weekend. I think we have a fungus on a fungus on a bug.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA.’ to ‘Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Paecilomyces parasitizing a bug? (the other mushroom on the Paeocilomyces is probably a zygomyceta.)
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Formerly Melanospora parasitica (on Paecilomyces farinosus) on an insect

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Yes it is an Insect (my bad).
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-17 18:22:58 CDT (-0400)

In the same way an egg is a chicken. Or an egg is an alligator. Or an egg is a human. Hard to believe that you and I both went through this stage. Just like fish and crab go through an egg stage.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2014-07-17 15:32:16 CDT (-0400)

Is it me or did you just write “AN INSECT goes through…”
So in your own words you are now confirming it to be an insect

An insect goes through several stages.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-17 02:34:49 CDT (-0400)

Egg is a stage. Pupae is one stage. Moth or butterfly is another. Larvae or caterpillar is another. A pupae is therefore just another stage of insect development.

the definition of the word pupae contains the word insect. How is it not an insect?
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2014-07-16 21:39:25 CDT (-0400)
Not an insect, a pupae.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-17 15:08:42 CDT (-0400)

but a pupae, I believe. May be a Sphinx moth (Tomato hornworm) pupae. Fascinating fungi, though.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-09-14 22:58:47 CDT (-0400)

If I didn’t know better (and I really don’t come to think of it), I’d say “Syspastospora” bust be a joke name. Exactly how does a spastic spore act?? Thanks for posting this.

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