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Apheloria virginiensis fungus - Apheloria virginiensis

Apheloria virginiensis fungus - Apheloria virginiensis
Deansboro, Oneida County, New York, USA
July 10, 2015
The images in this series were all taken on the same day, following a rainstorm, in a single ~25-acre wooded area.

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Fungus
Nice shots, I have added a link to your image on the forum article about fungus ridden bugs. See here: Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi

These are spectacular images
These are spectacular images Mike, thanks for adding them! It appears the millipedes were killed by an entomopathogenic fungus, the fruiting bodies of which are numerous and erupting from in between the segments.

 
Thanks
I was particularly struck by the lengths some of these millipedes went to reach high places before perishing.

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