Observation 97352: Cordyceps tuberculata (Lebert) Maire

When: 2010-07-26

Collection location: Guilford, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

I’ve found this fungus several times on Noctuid moths

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Proposed Names

-8% (2)
Recognized by sight: Elongate stromata and incrusted subiculum on Noctuid moth, Noctua pronuba.
Used references: Cordyceps webpage
28% (1)
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classically anamorphic
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-15 03:26:27 WAT (+0100)

at least to my eye. For future reference, unknown entomopathogens can (somewhat) safely go under Hypocreales. We try to avoid putting English in names of taxa.

why are your photos so small?

Anamorph or teleomorph?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-06-15 02:41:57 WAT (+0100)

Honestly I’m on the fence about whether this is Cordyceps tuberculata or Akanthomyces pistillariiformis.

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