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Description:

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.

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15 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

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.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

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...

Arya
Arya 8 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

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 :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

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.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Yes Sergio. They look very similar.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 10 years ago

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 !!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

No problem, Alex, it is done.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 10 years ago

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.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

I'd go for lichen too, although I've never seen one quite like this! Great spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

By the way, your new profile pic is very nice.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

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.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 10 years ago

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.

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 10 years ago

looks like an epiphyte, some kind of moss or fern?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

hmmm mysterious.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

PR, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 23, 2011

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