FungiFriday: Ophiocordyceps humbertii infection on a wasp carcass

in FungiFriday2 months ago

We are continually amazed by the interesting occurrences that nature constantly displays to us. My new find of a wasp carcass with thorns covering its body made for a fascinating case. In the end, I learned that Ophiocordyceps humbertii, a fungus belonging to the family Ophiocordycipitaceae, had infected the wasp's carcass. The fungus typically occurs on a variety of carrion insects, including wasps, ants, and spiders. Actually, I've seen it before because I've found a case when it happened to wasps, so this isn't the first time.

These photos will be included in my entry for the 41st #FungiFriday challenge.

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Have a wonderful #FungiFriday!

All of the images here are my own work, taken with Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.

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Galom lon tume yang meunan hehe

suah tajak meruno ngen gobnyan bah ta tume @alexa-macro

Han geume kuh hehe..

yak tajak

@alexa-macro njan kasalah peugah. Seharusjih awak kamoe neuba hunting u gampong droneuh yang lon deungo kaya spot macro. Pajan neuba sigo? Kiban abang @uyapapua? 😁

nyan jeulas om @akukamaruzzaman, yak pajankamoe jeut melangkah keudeh @alexa-macro . 😁😁😁😁

Euntek wate lheuh ujeun2 oh kana jamur neujak beh. Myo jino takot jih insect hana jamur pih tan hehe

Abang @uyapapua teungoh sibouk job, hanjeut tapakat. Khekhekhe

Khak... wkwkwkwk @akukamaruzzaman droe neuh manteng ka tuwo keu long ☹️

@alexa-makro berarti belum beruntung :D

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Wow! First time I see something like that.
Amazing.

Thanks @ewkaw. While I've been out hunting for macro creatures lately, I've hardly ever seen anything like this. This is therefore merely a coincidence.

Manually curated by ackhoo from the @qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you @ackhoo and @qurator :)

Very welcome! :)

Looks like a scene from a horror movie.... a monster mutant! :) Very cool

Hahaha.. Something like this, in my opinion, serves as an inspiration for horror movie makers :D

So true... Fact is stranger than fiction... :)

WOW!!!

Thanks Miss @prydefoltz :D

Wow. This is morbidly beautiful. I wonder if the wasp had died before the fungus spread so much.
Such unusual art. Well done!