Cave moths with creepy fungus
August 8, 2013 3:29 PM Subscribe
My brother and I explored an old mine and found these moths with white spiky protrusions
lining the walls. At first I thought they were some kind of extending water-gathering device (they are covered in condensed drops), but then I realized that these moths were all dead. The place was a veritable mautholeum. The stuff now appears to me to be some kind of fungus — could it be the dreaded Cordyceps
in our back yard? Or is it something less exotic?
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