Fungus growing from multiple points on this Blister Beetle (Meloidae) spell its certain doom. It was still quite active and capable of flying, as it appeared at a black light setup in a pocket of palo verde trees within the Imperial Dunes.
Fungus-ridden Cellar Spider found in the basement
Habitat: Old Growth TSHE. CWD very abundant
Growth Habit: Solitary to clumping
Substrate: Elaphomyces granulatus
Growth Characteristics: Dry, course to bumpy cap. Yellow stem. Elaphomyces difficult to extract intact.
Brown irregular shaped cap