Notes:

Almost as soon as the paper describing this new genus and species came out, Paula (longtooth) was showing me one of her regular sites to find this extraordinary fungus, which she had observed before the paper was conceived. The specimens she collected and sent to the authors contributed toward New York being included in its distribution. Late in the season though we were, a single, somewhat deteriorated individual was found on top of a moss-covered stump amidst a grove of eastern hemlocks.

I noticed a number of dark red, spherical bodies throughout the mount. I am unsure as to whether they are fungal in origin or belong to the insect. They are not mentioned in the paper. A focus stacked micrograph shows a cluster of them altogether, and this video shows their varying depths in the tissue.

Host: adult polydesmid millipede

Habitat: mixed forest (oak, maple, beech, birch, white pine & eastern hemlock) with vernal pools, south/southwest of water feature (Mad River) surrounded by suburban development

Ecoregion: Eastern Great Lakes Lowland Forest (NA0407)

Collectors: D. Newman & P. DeSanto

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 + BelOMO 10x Loupe
Canon EOS 6D + Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash
1/180 sec, f/11, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (12 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
100x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
200x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
200x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
400x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
1000x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
1000x – 0.05% Trypan Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Olympus BHS + Canon 6D + PA1-10A Photomicroadapter
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (3 Images)

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