Handful of deceased cicadas infected with fungus
A handful of deceased periodical cicada -- part of Brood VIII that emerged in June 2019 in Pennsylvania, where this photo was taken -- infected by the fungus Massospora cicadina.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DBI 1349308, DEB 1638999, DEB 1441715, DEB 1441677, CHE 1608149 and DEB 1655891.]
Learn more about this research in the NSF Research News story Cicada fungus may foster new drug discoveries. (Date image taken: June 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 21, 2020)
Credit: Matt Kasson, West Virginia University
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