June 16, 2012

Tarantula with fungus "antlers."

Afflicted, fascinatingly.

5 comments:

Bertram Wooster said...

This and similar sorts of things, such as parasitization of caterpillars by wasp larvae, helped convince Darwin that a benevolent god was not the guiding influence at the bottom of biology.

Deb said...

That's kind of nightmarish.

wyo sis said...

I can't work up much sympathy. Spiders are one of the only things worse than fungus.

Alex said...

Actually fungi like cordyceps are nature's way of keeping insects & arachnids in check.

Alan said...

I think I saw that once on "Doctor Who."