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DRAFT: Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi

This article is an effort to bring together all of BugGuide's images of bugs that have been attacked by fungi. Clicking a thumbnail will take you to the full-sized image, which may be linked to additional images of the same individual. If you come across images that are not shown here--particularly of different fungi or different victims--please add links to them in the comments below.

Check out this video to learn a bit about Cordyceps, a mostly tropical genus of fungus that can be found in the southeastern US. (In the Amazon, there are treehoppers in the genus Bocydium that appear to mimic these fungi. Some examples are shown here.) There is more information about Cordyceps and related fungi here. There are many other types of arthropod pathogenic fungi. If you come across good information about them, please post links etc. below and I will incorporate them here.

Life cycle information, along with many references, can be found in:
Roy, H. E., D.C. Steinkraus, J. Eilenberg, A.E. Hajek, and J.K. Pell. 2006. Bizarre interactions and endgames: entomopathogenic fungi and their arthropod hosts. Annual Review of Entomology 51:331-57.

Spiders
Most, if not all, of these spiders are afflicted with species of Gibellula (a.k.a. Torrubiella). Kathie Hodge's article here shows examples of Gibellula pulchra and Nomuraea atypicola.

Cellar spiders with Torrubiella pulvinata


Harvestmen
Pandora phalangicida is a harvestman-specific fungus. Also see Kathie Hodge's photo here.


Grasshoppers and Crickets
Some information about Entomophaga grylli here


Earwigs


Cockroaches


True Bugs


Leafhoppers, Planthoppers and Cicadas


Aphids


Barklice


Lacewings


Beetles


Goldenrod Soldier Beetles infected with Eryniopsis lampyridarum


Ladybugs with Laboulbeniales fungi (see more here)


Ants and Wasps


Caddisflies infected with Erynia rhizospora

These two apparently have some other kind of fungus:


Moths

Also see the bottom of this page.
Caterpillars -- some of these may be killed by a virus or bacterium rather than a fungus:


Flies
See Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month page for Entomophthora muscae.

This still-living calliphorid appears to be in the process of succumbing to a fungus:

Snipe flies with Furia ithacensis:

Cordyceps variabilis on Xylophagidae larva:

Some infected fly larvae found in leaf litter:


Millipedes
These millipedes are victims of Arthrophaga myriapodina, described in this paper.


Miscellaneous Arthropods With Afflictions That May Or May Not Be Fungus-related


Images Submitted To This Page That Have Been Determined To Depict Victims Of Something Other Than A Fungus

Probably
this one (See the comment on page).
I have another photo but is the same species above. Not the same individual. Most of individuals of Psinidia amplicornis, which I saw there at that time, was affected by this problem. (Easily distinguished due to the open position of the wings.)

A tree cricket with fungus

Another Fungus-ridden Fly
(Deceased)



.

Some more Laboulbinales
Laboulbinales on a Bembidion transparens (more visible on the legs):


A close-up on those on the elytra:

Soldier beetle

Phidippus putnami with fungus

lady beetle, possibly with fungus
Does anyone know what the scaly white stuff on the lady beetle's right humeral angle is?



I've seen other BG coccinellid photos with scaly white/yellow stuff like this on them, if it is indeed a fungus I'll dig around for those images to add to the list.

New *very small* wasp with fungus
I just posted this one - the body length is right around 0.7 mm!

Cycloneda sanguinea Fungus
Unable to find any reference or photo on this site for fungus on Cycloneda sanguinea

Made ID request on July 8.


Fungus on Polished Lady Beetle par krancmm, on ipernity

 
Here
You need to check "your images", here.

Welcome to Bugguide.

Fly

Snipe fly

I have two new ones
a leafhopper
and a periodical cicada .

Fly consumed by fungus
Taken in Centreville, VA, about 20 miles west of Washington DC.


Ichneumon Wasp

Cicada with fungus

Fly

Moth and grasshopper

ATTN: BugGuide.net
These images would all make valued additions to MushroomObserver.org! I hope that as many of you as possible will consider not only uploading your entomopathogenic discoveries to MO, but imparting some of your vast bug knowledge as well. There are a great many entomopathogen observations already on the site which are in need of host IDs (see this list). Since these fungi are often exclusive to a single host, identifying the bug is sometimes enough to identify the fungus.

Here's to joining cross-kingdom forces! Hope to see you soon!

-myxomop

PS: As of the time of writing (~1:30PM PST), the site is down for maintenance. Shouldn't be more than a few hours.

Longlegged Fly

Dance fly

parasitized or fungus-ridden crane fly

Wow!
Take a look at this one:

And this may be a fungus too:

 
...and perhaps this one, too:

another beetle with fungi

Carabid with Laboulbeniales

Grasshopper

I forgot about this one

Infected Bug
Possible photo to add to your site
http://bugguide.net/node/view/680410#1207418.

Hello Charley
I am usually behind on such subjects, but recently ran across Tom Volk's "Fungus of the Month" page for Entomophthora muscae while looking for the fungus that killed a fly I found. If you haven't already seen it, Check it out, it has some good info.

Pentatomid
I moved these images to Frass--but then it occurred to me that you might be interested in a Pentatomid for this article. Thought I'd give you a heads up in case you want to "rescue" one or more of the shots.


I have a few more

Another carpenter ant.

Harvestman

Camel crickets with possible fungus

These two look to be in odd positions: , ; possible fungus?

Caddisfly
This one looks as though it's infected

Another camel cricket.

And

How about


Edit: Also

How about

How about my caterpillar?

 
I think so
Looks like our first clear example of a caterpillar with fungus.

Grasshoppers
Maybe

Possible katydid
This katydid image looks like it may have fungus on it.

New cricket image


(edit)I have some others to add as well:

This one
and there are a few flies added recently

Harvestman

fly

wasp

Moth
Found this image while looking through moths:

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