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brettpim male Carrot wasp
male Carrot wasp commented on by brettpim Ottawa, Ontario, Canada7 years ago

Thanks for the IDs and the good references

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Laruns, Aquitaine, Tromelin Island7 years ago

Ana,

when I looked at hover flies I realized that there are so many different kinds. Of the few I looked at, your suggestion was the best fit, but is there an easy was to eliminate the others kinds?

brettpim

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Talence, Aquitaine, Tromelin Island7 years ago

Are there Lepista sp. which have the fine scales covering the cap?

brettpim Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk commented on by brettpim Montréal, Québec, Canada7 years ago

Hi Mark. congrats on your first spotting. Can you circle the hawk in the picture: :-)

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

Maybe a waxy cap: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hygrophora...

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

I agree with Volvariella bombycina and will suggest this ID

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Amber, Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

Looks like Chlorophyllum molybdites or Macrolepiota procera.

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Amber, Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

Some kind of puffball, but not sure which.

brettpim Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by brettpim Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

I am not suggesting I think it is M. procera as opposed to C. molybdites. The best way to distinguish these is by the gills turning green over time in the latter.

brettpim Dead man's fingers
Dead man's fingers commented on by brettpim Ottawa, Ontario, Canada7 years ago

Good reference, thanks!

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