Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato strain map64 was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.
Figure. The stalk of a fruiting body emerging from an ant that was killed by O. subramanianii s.l. and died in the leaf litter.