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The cordyceps fungus—commonly known as the "caterpillar fungus"—is seen here parasitizing a small insect. There are over 400 species within the cordyceps genus, almost all of which survive by parasitizing other small organisms

The cordyceps fungus—commonly known as the "caterpillar fungus"—is seen here parasitizing a small insect. There are over 400 species within the cordyceps genus, almost all of which survive by parasitizing other small organisms

Cordyceps Fungus on Robberfly

Strange Creatures, Mushroom Fungi

This HAS to be the creepiest thing I have ever heard of. The Body Snatcher Mushroom - Cordyceps Mushroom

Codryceps, or “Zombie Fungus” are a parasitic fungus Spores from this killer fungus infect the insect’s brain, and, later, the fruiting body of the cordyceps will erupt from that insect’s head and body.

Кордицепс (Cordyceps) Товары для вашего здоровья и красоты. Вебинары и видеоролики о продукции. БАДы, витамины, минералы. #БАД #NSP #Wellness <a href="http://www.natr-nn.ru/">Все для вашего здоровья и красоты</a>

Кордицепс (Cordyceps) Товары для вашего здоровья и красоты. Вебинары и видеоролики о продукции. БАДы, витамины, минералы. #БАД #NSP #Wellness <a href="http://www.natr-nn.ru/">Все для вашего здоровья и красоты</a>

Codryceps, or “Zombie Fungus” are a parasitic fungus Spores from this killer fungus infect the insect’s brain, and, later, the fruiting body of the cordyceps will erupt from that insect’s head and body.

13 Fascinating Photographs Of Cordyceps And The Killer Fungus' Insect Hosts

Codryceps, or “Zombie Fungus” are a parasitic fungus Spores from this killer fungus infect the insect’s brain, and, later, the fruiting body of the cordyceps will erupt from that insect’s head and body.

March 2011: A zombie ant fungi which takes control over the minds of ants before killing them and sprouting from the insects' heads, has been found to be four separate species, rather than the one originally thought.    The four species, which infect carpenter ants in the Brazilian rainforest, have been discovered and described by David Hughes and Harry Evans, after they noticed a range of different looking fungi emerging from ants' heads.

March A zombie ant fungi which takes control over the minds of ants…

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Pink Dragonfly Insects of Trinidad and Tobago,dragonfly. Night shot,he was holding on to the bud of a hibiscus plant.

Gallery - Science in a photo: New Scientist Eureka prize winners - Image 2 - New Scientist

“ Growth of fungus, Paecilomyces cicadae, Elma Kearney This ascomycetous fungus is an endoparasite of underground cicada nymphs. Infection begins when ingested spores germinate and invade the nymph,.

Camponotus being eaten by a zombie-ant Ophiocordyceps fungus

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Damselfly (calopteryx)

A blue damselfly. The difference between damselflies and dragonflies is that the damsels fold up their wings while perched. Dragonflies keep them open.

Dead wasp with Cordyceps fungus found in Cusuco National Park, Honduras

Dead wasp with Cordyceps fungus found in Cusuco National Park, Honduras

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