No Common Name Entomophthora lampyridarum (Thaxter) Saccardo & Traverso  

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This fungus species infects soldier beetles. In beetles' last moments, they will climb to a relatively tall surface, clamp their mandibles, and extend their wings. This allows the fruiting bodies to erupt from the upper surface of the beetle and further disperse.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Entomophthora lampyridarum infecting a Margined Leatherwing in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Entomophthora lampyridarum infecting a Margined Leatherwing in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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