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cordyceps fungus protruding from dead katydid carcass. at catolica station in yasuni!
Fruiting bodies of fungus were sprouting from the body of a spider suspended by silk underneath the leaf of a sand live oak (Quercus geminata). Habitat was a mixed scrub just inland of a salt marsh, behind a levee.
Hymenoptera + Cordyceps
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.