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Fungus-Ridden Spider?

Fungus-Ridden Spider?
Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
March 18, 2011
Size: unrecorded
This is something new to me, mostly because I have never seen a spider so afflicted. Found on pine needle. Very odd-looking.

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Fungus-Ridden Spider? Fungus-Ridden Spider? Fungus-Ridden Spider?

this would make a wonderful addition to the Mushroom Observer collection of entomopathogens:

would you consider adding yours to the site?

If you haven't already seen it... may want to take a look at this article.

No, I hadn't, Ken, thanks!
Fungi are rather more involved than I thought. Of course, around here, there's no lack of different types. You'd be surprised what grows on reptiles....

Moved from ID Request.

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