spider overcome by fungi Maybe Cordyceps
Growing on a dead cicada attached to a ponga
Fungal fruiting bodies emerging from a dead spider. Spider body (minus legs) between 4–5 mm long.
Torrubiella arachnophila. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.
Fungus parasitising a stick insect
A fungus parasitising cicadas.
Icing sugar fungi (Beauveria bassiana) covering a cicada?
Parasitic on Amphipsalta zelandica - seven hosts noted dead on track side.
This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this moth.
This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this moth. You can even see the yellow fruiting bodies produced by the mature fungus!
The Cordycipitaceae are a family of parasitic fungi in the Ascomycota, class Sordariomycetes. The family was first published in 1969 by mycologist Hanns Kreisel, but the naming was invalid according to the code of International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. It was validly published in 2007.