FungiFriday: Ophiocordyceps humbertii infection on a wasp carcass

in FungiFriday4 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.







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.


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.

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... :)


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!