Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales Family: Cordycipitaceae
Species: Cordyceps militaris (L.) Fr.
Synonyms: Clavaria militaris
Sphaeria militaris
Torrubia militaris
Common Name: Scarlet Caterpillarclub

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Cordyceps militarisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
On moth larvae
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Insecta (2)
Fagus sylvatica (2)
Hepialus (2)
Tsuga (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (10)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (6)
Bog (2)
Dry dwarf shrub heath: acid (2)
Grassland and marsh (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Heathland: wet heath/acid grassland mosaic, upland (1)
Mire: upland raised bog, open Sphagnum carpets (1)
Montane heath/dwarf forb (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Pupa (17)
Soil (13)
Soil Grassy (6)
Soil Mossy (3)
Stem (1)
Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (3)
March (3)
August (1)
September (11)
October (32)
November (26)
December (1)