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Moth with Unknown Growths

Moth with Unknown Growths
Mount Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
August 29, 2008
Size: Less than an Inch
So I found this this morning. It appears to be a dead moth, which has possibly been dead for a few days. Maybe from a spider? It was stuck there. But I have no idea what the tentacle like appendages are protruding from the abdomen. I wouldn't have thought it was a moth at one point other than the wings. Would this be eggs or puppae from a parasitic insect? This was taken in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada. This morning, so 8/29/2008. Possibly some kind of mold or lichen as well I suppose?

I think this is still useful on the pathogenic fungi page
Moved from Frass.

Moved from Moths.

Pathogenic fungi
See this page for many other images of insects and spiders killed by fungi. I've just added your image to it. The video link there will give you a better sense of what's going on here...

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