Pseudoboletus parasiticus, previously known as Boletus parasiticus and Xerocomus parasiticus, commonly known as the parasitic bolete is a rare, inedible Boletaceae mushroom found on earthballs.
thee layers of shroom (one of PP being infested itsself)
These wrinkles on earthball are caused by the parasite?
Yes, The parasite eats away the inside leading to the collapse of the ball as seen here. Leaving behind a somewhat Gigeresque scene
Do you know something about physiological process? Does it suck out nutrients from hyphae or digestst hyphae and spores?