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Jumping Spider killed by parasitic fungus
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Published: February 11, 2019
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Taken in Malaysia forest.

Many fungi are parasites on plants, animals (including humans), and other fungi. Serious pathogens of many cultivated plants causing extensive damage and losses to agriculture and forestry include the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae,[171] tree pathogens such as Ophiostoma ulmi and Ophiostoma novo-ulmi causing Dutch elm disease[172] and Cryphonectria parasitica responsible for chestnut blight,[173] and plant pathogens in the genera Fusarium, Ustilago, Alternaria, and Cochliobolus.[150] Some carnivorous fungi, like Paecilomyces lilacinus, are predators of nematodes, which they capture using an array of specialized structures such as constricting rings or adhesive nets.[174] Many fungi that are plant pathogens, such as Magnaporthe oryzae, can switch from being biotrophic (parasitic on living plants) to being necrotrophic (feeding on the dead tissues of plants they have killed).[175]

Some fungi can cause serious diseases in humans, several of which may be fatal if untreated. These include aspergillosis, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mycetomas, and paracoccidioidomycosis. Furthermore, persons with immuno-deficiencies are particularly susceptible to disease by genera such as Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptoccocus,[151][176][177] Histoplasma,[178] and Pneumocystis.[179] Other fungi can attack eyes, nails, hair, and especially skin, the so-called dermatophytic and keratinophilic fungi, and cause local infections such as ringworm and athlete's foot.[180] Fungal spores are also a cause of allergies, and fungi from different taxonomic groups can evoke allergic reactions.[181]
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1/160 second
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60 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 6, 2018, 12:23:16 PM
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What a find, great photo.
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herofan135Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lucas! Nooooooo!!!!!! :dead:
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GalaxyCake667Student Filmographer
That's sad .....because he looks just like Lucas!!!! QnQ
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*clicks picture expecting cute jumping spider*
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he was good spider let's us pray in silnece 
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*taps plays*
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Poor little guy... :( I feel so bad for him, I love jumping spiders, they're so cute!

But... Great photo, anyway! :D
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PearlBordStudent Traditional Artist
Poor spider :(
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akphotographystudioProfessional Photographer
DAMN, i like that one! :D
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Very educational and interesting photo! I love your work and the research you put into providing us with information about the insects and the various findings you come across are very well put together and always a pleasure to read! Keep up the fantastic work! :)
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lovelyangel846Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's sad :'(
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Think I saw something like this once in a sci-fi movie some time ago.
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I thought it was just a cute little spider. Then i read what the title was now Im sad. Poor little feller.
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may this bitch rest in peace
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NNOOOO Not Lucas!! ;-; 
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The first time I almost cried over a spider...
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meluvbinaryStudent Digital Artist
Poor spider!!! :Crying: 
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..... I'm really sad now :(
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ButterflyhornetHobbyist General Artist
Something seems so oddly cute, sad, and tragic about this image as well as the stories. I think it has to do with those huge sunken in eyes.
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It's like fucking cordeceps from the Last of Us.
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