Observation 63262: Cordyceps Fr.

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Host presumed to be a caterpillar of some kind, colonized inside of this hairy cocoon creation attached to the underside of a leaf. Stromata snapped clean off even with the most gentle of handling.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from BioMindo.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-06 15:31:53 CDT (-0400)

Cordyceps s.s. consists almost entirely of pallid to brightly colored species that produce soft fleshy stromata (e.g., C. militaris). The majority of species attack larvae and pupae of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera in leaf litter, moss or upper soil layers. Numerous species that produce highly reduced stromata, loosely organized hyphae, or a subiculum on the host also occur in this genus (e.g. C. tuberculata), some of which were previously classified in Torrubiella (e.g., T. confragosa).

By that definition, this could very well be Cordyceps s.s.

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