Mummified caterpillar

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This item is a video clip. It was created by an unknown creator on or around the date 14 April 2009, Updated 8 September 2015.

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This animation shows a caterpillar of the native Aoraia dinodes or Dumbletonius characterifer species of moths ingesting the reproductive spores of Ophiocordyceps robertsii – the vegetable caterpillar fungus. The caterpillar accidentally eats the spores when feeding on leaf litter on the forest floor. The fungus then feeds on the insides of the ...


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