Observation 45687: Undetermined
When: 2010-01-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was an insect, and it was most certainly encased in something fibrous/filamentous, but whether or not it was fungal was a question for the microscope we didn’t have at the time. This specimen unfortunately did not make it back to Quito for safekeeping.

Collected for Milton Narváez and BioMindo in Bosque Experimental Nambillo.

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Used references: Samson, Robert A, et al. Atlas of entomopathogenic fungi. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag ; Utrecht : Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij Bunge, 1998.
29% (1)
Used references: Samson, Robert A, et al. Atlas of entomopathogenic fungi. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag ; Utrecht : Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij Bunge, 1998.
58% (1)
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87% (1)
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What was the host?
By: Byrain
2014-11-08 10:28:00 NZDT (+1300)

Insecta? Arachnida? Was it alive?

new possibilities
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-31 09:14:04 NZDT (+1300)

plate 73 of:

Samson, Robert A, et al. Atlas of entomopathogenic fungi. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag ; Utrecht : Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij Bunge, 1998.

is entitled “Granulomanus state.” Fig. A shows “Conidiophore formation on a small salticid spider.” The resemblance in “granularity” between the two is uncanny. Not enough to slap a genus name on this obs. with any confidence, but it’s a start.

Elsewhere, members of Conidiobolus have a similar looking texture to them, though again… we’re dealing with a handful of photographs.

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