Here’s another fungi story coming from the WVU Kasson Lab: Cordyceps infected Citrus Cicadas (Diceroprocta apache).
The story goes like this: because of Ed Yong’s article about the Massospora fungus that infects cicadas, someone sent the Kasson Lab photos, and then samples, of Diceroprocta apache (Citrus Cicadas) infected with a different type of fungus: Cordyceps. Looks like the lab is going to study this fungus, and I’m sure they’ll produce a paper.
— Matt Kasson (@kasson_wvu) August 3, 2018
Look at these lovely infected #cicadas that arrived in the mail today! So excited to get to work! #fungi @MSAFungi @u_matsuura @mcsymbiont @ZombieAntGuy @CharissaB @hyphaltip @cicadamania @wvudavis pic.twitter.com/Yzhtq6LHqn
— Matt Kasson (@kasson_wvu) August 7, 2018