Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of clouds of spores drifting from the fruiting body (ascocarp) of a Cordyceps fungus. Cordyceps fungi are parasitic, and grow inside the body of their arthropod host, killing it. The club-shaped fruiting bodies (ascocarps) grow from the host's body and release the reproductive spores. The spores are contained in the small pits seen here, which are known as perithicia. Cordyceps fungi are found worldwide, primarily in humid tropical forests. Filmed in the Amazon rainforest, in Ecuador.

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Cordyceps fungus fruiting body

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