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Cicadellid with entomopathogenic fungus - Homalodisca vitripennis

Cicadellid with entomopathogenic fungus - Homalodisca vitripennis
Honey Island Swamp, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
September 1, 2009
Size: ~7mm
Is it possible that this isn't fungus attack, but rather the husk of a spider's victim instead? I see some strands of what looks like webbing.

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Cicadellid with entomopathogenic fungus - Homalodisca vitripennis Cicadellid with entomopathogenic fungus - Homalodisca vitripennis

Moved
Moved from Leafhoppers.

Maybe
I can't tell from the photo, but note that Cordyceps is just one of many types of arthropod pathogenic fungi. I think true Cordyceps always has some kind of prominent, stalked fruiting body coming out of the insect. Most of the images on our pathogenic fungi page depict victims of Entomophthorales fungi, whereas Cordyceps belongs to a different order, Clavicipitales.

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