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These develop masses of powdery white spores on short stalks above the killed insect. The most common and distinctive species in New Zealand is
, common in the North Island on parasitised cicada larvae. The dead larvae are typically buried in the soil, where only the white tuft of spores is visible.
Commonly seen as white powdery tufts just above the soil, the parasitised larva buried beneath.