Cordyceps lloydii: carniv fungus

Laurence Ho (
Mon, 30 May 94 11:24:04 PST

Please anyone would like to comment on the carnivorous fungus: Cordyceps
lloydii. (in reference to National Geographic Vol: 175#5, May 1989)
This fungus apparently begins its attack as a microscopic spore that
penetrates small insect. Multiplying within the insect and within days
digests all but the exoskeleton. The insect gets transformed into
cottony white filaments and the fungus fills and encases the body. The
fungus grows out of the skeletal remain and begins to release spores,
starting the cycle again.

Anyone have access to this fungus?

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