Imperial County, California, US
Fungus growing out of the beetle.
same individual i documented the other day, now showing the yellow mature mold
small black clubs, some with white tips, some without, some forking
Found several saturated mature ones before finding a few good specimens growing out from under pine needles.
Similar to Hypocrea rufa.
I'm wondering of those tiny red "dots" are an overgrowth of Nectria sp.
In a Scolopterus weevil, on a tree fern frond about a metre and a half above the ground, forest edge.