Entomogenous fungus on a cricket

Entomogenous fungus on a cricket

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Caption: Entomogenous fungus on a cricket. These fungi alter the behaviour of their hosts before killing them. Infected crickets climb to high places before death. This enables the spores of the fungus to be spread easily. Photographed in the Yasuni National Park, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.

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