Notes:
note somewhat eviscerated host inside of nest in studio photo

Host: on trap door spider, embedded in side of trail

Habitat: montane to high-montane, humid, secondary mountain forests

Ecoregion: Bolivian Yungas (NT0105)

Collectors: D. Newman, P. Kaishian, L. Deininger, D. Ettlinger & T. Padilla

Collection #: APA037

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Images

Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Komura Telemore 95 II 2x Teleconverter (Reverse Mounted)
1.0 sec, f/9, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (5 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 400
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (6 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x
1/15 sec, f/11, ISO 400

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given the host
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-04-24 18:45:34 PDT (-0700)

we’d originally thought this could be an example of Tatiana Sanjuan’s Cordyceps nidus, which also occurs on trapdoor spiders (Ctenizidae), but the stromata are very different in color and in the size and spacing of perithecia.