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Ant with Summit Disease - Camponotus

Ant with Summit Disease - Camponotus
Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida, USA
February 10, 2014
Any chance to ID the ant? I see a draft Summit Disease section. :-) Best, K.

Moved from Ants.

Moved for expert id
Moved from ID Request.

Can you upload this to Mushroom Observer too? Thanks!

Posted to Mushroom
Observer as unknown, though maybe a Cordyceps, though- this group seems to have a lot of room for work.

I have FOUR specimens from ONE TINY Tillandsia! That is pretty bizarre in and of itself. Best, K.

Zombie Ants ...
Just yesterday, I watched "mind control fungus' affecting Zombie Ants on National Geographic's Weirdest series.

...looks like a variety of Cordyceps. I cannot tell you more.

Ophiocordyceps is the proper genus name now it seems,
but I also would LOVE TO HAVE our ANT people help me ID the ant. I may have a new host. THANK YOU!!!

Best I can do is possibly Camponotus sp. based on the curved alitrunk. Maybe James can do better.

I agree. I'd have to know som
I agree. I'd have to know some dimensions to go further with this id.., but definitely a Camponotus.

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