A Fungus Among Us—Taxonomy failure

The season of insect photography is coming to an end.  I am lucky to get out once or twice a week now, and soon it will be too cold for anything to be moving.

Today we had a thunderstorm, however, and it is pretty warm now.  I was able to photograph some live insects. but the thing that interested me the most is probably dead.

I think this is a barklouse which has been infested with a fungus.  This is not so unusual in the world of insects, but I don’t run across  it every day.    Or maybe it’s a woolly aphid.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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