25 Jan 2019

Critter of the Week Isaria sinclairii aka ‘vegetable cicada’

From Afternoons, 3:30 pm on 25 January 2019

We kick off Critter of the Week 2019 with a Zombie-like cicada killing fungus. This entomopathogenic microbe attacks and infects cicada nymphs and other burrowing resting insects.

DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us why this fungus is actually quite special

The Vegetable Cidada (a fungus)

The Vegetable Cidada (a fungus) Photo: wikipedia