Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Cordyciptaceae

Cordyceps militaris  (L.) Link

Scarlet Caterpillar Club

A parasitic fungus attacking the larvae of underground lepidoptera. Infrequently recorded but probably overlooked

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1984) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 1, Ascomycetes
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi

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