Observation 35115: Ophiocordyceps ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
When: 2010-03-27
Who: nobo hobo
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The larger one was at least 2" long most of it buried in the soil. Not sure what species of insect larvae.

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49% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Beetle larva, looks like maybe a junebug. Very good morphological match.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-07-02 17:02:26 PDT (-0700)

are there any pictures of the fertile upper portion of the fruiting body?

No grass
By: nobo hobo
2010-03-31 18:25:23 PDT (-0700)

The habitat was very rocky soil with mostly oak and wild blueberry bushes around. They were under quite a bit of leaf litter. I had just happened upon them because my dog was sniffing where they were so I got curious and there they were.

Looks like a caterpillar
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-03-31 10:07:19 PDT (-0700)

and if truly buried 2 inches deep, would have to be a caterpillar that normally is found to at least 2 inches deep. Not certain about Missouri, but that might make it something like a cutworm here. Was there grass growing nearby?

do lthey give that a name?
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-28 09:41:46 PDT (-0700)
Looks a bit like
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-03-28 09:30:20 PDT (-0700)

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