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Fungal growth? - Harmonia axyridis

Fungal growth? - Harmonia axyridis
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 14, 2005
Is this a fungal growth on the elytra of this lady beetle? I didn't notice it until much later, when looking at my pictures.
Southeastern PA


If it is a fungus
try "Googling" Muscardine Diseases

For the name and links.

Just got a possible ID for the ladybird fungus
- Laboulbeniales - see comment on this one:

I followed the link. Very interesting. I found this nice reference about fungus ridden bugs in Google Laboulbeniales

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