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It has the size of a saucer, displayed in layers. Medium green, texture like a dry sponge. It has what seems to be spores in the underside. Growing on a tree at Atlantic forest.
Yes your bugs are world famous. I kept a customised 'show standard' 71 Type3 squareback for many years and had to source most parts from Brazil.
Mark, one thing that always amazed me is how similar mexican and brazilian bugs are - considering that we are almost 10,000 Km apart! We have the same bugs (including the four wheeled, VW sp...). About a blue lichen, well... where did I let that paint box... hmmm...
You're right, they look very similar. Now we just have to wait until Luis get's a reply! I also agree with Mark. You and Luis go find a blue one now
Wow I'm wanting to see some of this for real. Very similar to Luis' . I should have guessed you would have one too Sergio. Could you please find a blue one :-)
Luis, I don't know any lichen expert here, maybe you could forward this spotting to the Duke U. guys? I always wanted to know what this is.
Yes Sergio. They look very similar.
ah asergio, nice to hear , thank you and btw, at your spotting did i thought this morning!! take a look at this spotting ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/893... ), please compare it ! does it maybe remind you at yours. i noticed the orange point ?!! maybe some subspecies, surely not the same, but maybe a direction !!
No problem, Alex, it is done.
hi asergio, i'd like to ask , if you want to submit this spotting to the "lichen" mission ( http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8624... ), maybe it gets more seen and maybe there is someone , who can help you further with an id.
I'd go for lichen too, although I've never seen one quite like this! Great spotting!
By the way, your new profile pic is very nice.
Alex, moss is very common around here, but I never saw one like this. They usually grow in a line, not in layers like this one. The orange pearls seemed to be part of the structure, not a separated feature. Soon I'll be back to that area, then I'll give it another look and take new pics.
lichen ??? maybe ( i dont think , this big structure can come from a tree disease. ; i doubt animal-build; ) fungi not directly but lichen could i believe. or common moss !! What was the orange pearls at the underside of the underside. Do you prefer pores or was it some seperate jelly-fungi. But as said, i also suspect lichen.
looks like an epiphyte, some kind of moss or fern?
Lat: -25.48, Long: -48.83
Spotted on Nov 22, 2011 Submitted on Nov 23, 2011
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