Ophiocordyceps melolonthae
Ophiocordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Photograph by R. E. Halling, © 2000

A conspicuous terrestrial parasite of beetle larvae. Widely distributed in the Americas from the eastern United States south to Ecuador. Known for certainty from Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica. The specimens illustrated were found in a Quercus forest near Popayan, Colombia

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