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fungus victim - Dichromorpha viridis

fungus victim - Dichromorpha viridis
shawnee County, Kansas, USA
This is one of those animals killed by a fungus that before death crawls to the top of a grass stalk and holds on until death - to more easily spread spores of the fungus.
Does Bugguide have a "fungus" page?

Dichromorpha viridis
is what it was. I think a fungus page is a good idea too.

I endorse a fungus page.
These images are so cool, and it would be nice to have a gallery of them, to preclude a haphazard search across all taxa. Not that searching "fungus" is difficult, but there's enough of these fungus victims in the guide that they deserve their own section.

Hi Mark,
I'm going to ask for one in the "request a new page" section of the forum.

The fungus
is probably Entomophaga grylli, as in this one:

I had been thinking a fungus page would be a good idea too... maybe the best thing would be for someone (doesn't have to be an editor) to make an article with thumbnails of all the fungus images--that way the images can stay filed in the taxon of the victim, while also being all collected in one place. I remember in addition to this one and the "fungus-ridden flies" page there is a neat shot of a cellar spider with big pom-poms of fungus coming out of all its joints, and Mark's shot of an ant with a fungus coming out of its head.
...Okay, I couldn't resist; I started a page here.

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