Observation 35115: Ophiocordyceps ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

When: 2010-03-27

Collection location: Howell Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: nobo hobo

No specimen available

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

Proposed Names

48% (3)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Beetle larva, looks like maybe a junebug. Very good morphological match.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-07-02 20:02:26 EDT (-0400)

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

No grass
By: nobo hobo
2010-03-31 21:25:23 EDT (-0400)

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 13:07:19 EDT (-0400)

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 12:41:46 EDT (-0400)
Looks a bit like
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-03-28 12:30:20 EDT (-0400)

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