Found growing on horse dung.
Fungus spores surrounding a dead cluster-fly (Pollenia rudis).
Mold on my roommates quinoa
The first picture is when I first found the weird fly fungus. the second picture was later in the same day after a heavy rain and the last picture was the next day.
Orange Co., NC
Nifty time lapse from Cornell
a fungus that attacks insects.
It is infecting my peaches while they are still on the tree.. Two peaches anyway. Perhaps my habit of throwing all the kitchen scraps under the peach tree contributed to this.
many dead immature Carolina grasshoppers clinging to tops of vegetation. Aparently "called 'summit disease'. This condition is commonly seen in insects that are infected with microbial pathogens." http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/field/american_grasshopper.htm
Zygomycota, or zygote fungi, is a phylum of fungi. The name comes from zygosporangia, where resistant spherical spores are formed during sexual reproduction. Approximately 1060 species are known. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material. Some are parasites of plants, insects, and small animals, while others form symbiotic relationships with plants. Zygomycete hyphae may be coenocytic, forming septa only where gametes are formed or to wall off...