29 Jan 2019

More on the vegetable cicada: Researcher needs your help

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:31 pm on 29 January 2019

On Friday our Critter of the Week was the vegetable cicada - a fascinating fungus that attacks and infects cicadas and insects. 

We were contacted by US Professor, who's lab at the University of Connecticut studies the fungus and the cicadas themselves. She was hoping listeners could advise her where to find some fresh species.

So we thought we'd get her own to tell us about her research. Chris Simon is in New Zealand and explains what she's looking for. 

The Vegetable Cidada (a fungus)

The Vegetable Cidada (a fungus) Photo: wikipedia

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