With almost a sinister beauty, this garden of parasitoid fungus (possibly Akanthomyces) sprouts its fruiting bodies from the back of a moth it has killed. These release millions of microscopic spores which are dispersed into the surrounding area. When ingested by another insect they spell certain doom. Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).
- © Chien C. Lee
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Ascomycetes, Ascomycota, Borneo, Clavicipitaceae, East Malaysia, Hypocreales, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Malaysia, Noctuidae, Noctuoidea, Pezizomycotina, Sarawak, Sordariomycetes, Southeast Asia, animal, arthropod, entomopathogenic, entomopathogenic fungus, fauna, fungi, fungus, insect, invertebrate, moth, parasit, parasite, parasitic, parasitism, tropical
- Contained in galleries
- Borneo, Insects, Interactions, Parasites & Parasitoids, Fungi