Cordycep uk

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Ragnar
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Cordycep uk

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Hi. I'm wondering if anyone can help identify this cordycep species please?

I can't quite tell what insect it's growing out of.

I've taken the best pictures I can although they aren't the clearest sorry.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you in advance
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Lancashire Lad
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Post by Lancashire Lad »

Hi, and welcome to the UK Fungi website.

I doubt whether anyone here will be able to help, as the subject in your photos (compared with the overall size of the entire photo), is very small and somewhat blurred.
(The images pixilate badly if attempts are made to enlarge them).

My best guess as to the host insect - based solely on the head shape and orientation of the visible legs would be some sort of leaf hopper - but my guess may be way out :)

I think that you have the anamorph stage of the fungus species rather than the teleomorph.

It would be useful to know where the find was made (UK or abroad?), and such things as the physical size of the insect overall.

I still think it will be a long-shot though, as to whether you may get any useful response - but you never know!

Regards,
Mike.
Common sense is not so common.
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