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Cordyceps militaris (L.) Link (Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 43 images of Cordyceps militaris (Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Cordyceps militaris (Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus)

FRDBI FRDBI (www.fieldmycology.net/gbchklst/gbchklst.asp) has the UK and Ireland records of Cordyceps militaris (Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Gibbons, B., 2008, Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus, British Wildlife, Vol 20, No. 1: 15 (Colour photograph) Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus
Greenhalgh, P., 2005 (Photograph) Fungi in Turn Slack Clough, Lancashire
Kibby, G., 2010, Cordyceps militaris excavated to show the moth pupa..., Field Mycology, Vol 11 (1): Rear cover (Colour photograph) Cordyceps militaris excavated to show the moth pupa...

General Works

Henrici, A., 2012 Notes and Records (Oct 2012)

Cordyceps militaris may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI
(true fungi)
ASCOMYCOTA
(spore shooters, ascomycete)
HYPOCREALES
(an order of ascomycetes and lichens)
Cordyceps
(caterpillarclubs and truffleclubs)
Pyrenomycetes (via Sordariomycetes) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Cordyceps militaris is associated with:

stroma Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths solitary (usually) stroma is parasitoid of buried (usually) pupa Dennis, R.W.G., 1978
stroma Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths solitary (usually) stroma is parasitoid of buried (usually) larva Dennis, R.W.G., 1978

There may be more taxa associated with Cordyceps militaris listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)

Associated with Cordyceps militaris:

Cordyceps militaris may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)
Cordyceps
(caterpillarclubs and truffleclubs)
Pyrenomycetes (via Sordariomycetes) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Further Information

Distribution Generally widespread but uncommon in north central England and East Anglia.

References

Dennis, R.W.G., 1978 British Ascomycetes
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