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Insect-egg Slime Mold

Leocarpus fragilis

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

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4 Comments

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 4 months ago

Thanks so much, Machi! :)

Machi
Machi 4 months 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
flowntheloop 9 months ago

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

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

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

flowntheloop
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flowntheloop

Ranger, Georgia, United States

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

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