Fungi - Markhortonphotography
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Scarlet Caterpillarclub (Cordiceps militaris)

An exciting new find for me, to find this fungi in a graveyard was particularly apt! The beautiful orange fruiting bodies of this fungi are just the end result, it's mycelium infects caterpillars of moths and butterflies as they bury themselves to pupate. The fungi develops on the living host until there is enough organic material to allow it to fruit, send up these impressive spore distributors through the surface.

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