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Insect Egg Slime

Leocarpus fragilis


Leocarpus fragilis is a slime mold that resembles insect eggs. The chestnut brown fruiting bodies are 2 to 4 mm. long and shiny. Colors can range from yellow to reddish brown. Attached by a short stalk.


Spotted on a rotting log in an open pine forest.

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Brian38 a year ago

Thank you so much Neil. This is only the second time I've encountered this slime mold. The first one ( was bright yellow and much fresher.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Awesome. I'm very impressed that you manage to ID so many of your spottings, Brian. Some of them look so alien to me, I wouldn't know where to begin :/

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Cle Elum, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2019
Submitted on Jun 8, 2019

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