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Fungi?

Observed: 23rd November 2010 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
Sam Griffin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Bentwaters 037
Description:

Found growing on pine needles beneath a thick canopy of young scots pine. Both bright yellow and chestnut brown growths were observed. Each 'bauble' is approx 1mm accross.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jan_rix's picture

not sure, could it be eggs?

not sure, could it be eggs?

Fenwickfield's picture

Me too

My thoughts as well,but what kind and they look as if they are held on by a form of froth,may be worth going on google but it may take a while.

Fenwickfield

Fenwickfield's picture

think I found it

Have a look put yellow insect eggs in google then click on first images and scrool down.They have it down as "is this mould or insect eggs".

Fenwickfield

jan_rix's picture

? beetle eggs

doesn't look like snail or slug, too large perhaps for ladybird, too gelatineous for a moth, prob wrong for solitary wasp. couldn't locate your google reference Fenwickfield

Fenwickfield's picture

Try

I put in insect eggs on google,then it came up as images of insect eggs,it was the first match clicked on that and it had a colour code to the left-hand side so I clicked on the yellow.Your right with ladybird they were very similar and so were the shield bug ones,definatly not slug or snail
Hope this one works for you,as you would need to see them,and worth keeping for future ref's

Sheila

Fenwickfield

jan_rix's picture

well done Flaxton

well done! this is an obvious one to mislead us novices though, as apparently it is also known as "insect-egg slime mould" so we were sort-of along the right lines!!

Sam Griffin's picture

Thanks!

A Google images search for Leocarpus fragilis brings up pictures of exactly what I found. I am satisfied that this ID is correct. Thanks a lot flaxton! This was the first time I've posted on iSpot - and I'm very impressed!

Sam Griffin's picture

Thanks!

A Google images search for Leocarpus fragilis brings up pictures of exactly what I found. I am satisfied that this ID is correct. Thanks a lot flaxton! This was the first time I've posted on iSpot - and I'm very impressed!