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Insect-egg Slime Mold

Leocarpus fragilis


While one would think this should belong to the Kingdom Fungi, it is actually a slime mold in the family Physaraceae.


Slime mold on pine needles in a forested area in NW Georgia (Floyd County), US.

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flowntheloop 2 years ago

Thanks so much, Machi! :)

Machi 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

flowntheloop 3 years ago

Neil, I'm glad you were enlightened! Slime molds are so fascinating!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Wow, this is such an amazing spotting! Who would have guess it's not fungi? Certainly not me... so I've learned something :)

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Ranger, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Jun 30, 2018
Submitted on Feb 13, 2021

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