Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA June 27, 2008 Size: 7mm
Attracted to light from a neighbor's pond or birdbath. This unfortunate individual has been parasitized with sporulating fungi (probably Zygomycota). This particular fungus produces a sporangium (near left eye), a bulging red cell that will shortly burst releasing more fungal spores into the environment.
Contributed by Ross Hill on 26 May, 2009 - 10:59pm
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