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Observer

ikhom

Date

October 20, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

Description

Light pink mold grew around an old specimen of Sclerencoelia pruinosa (on Populus bark).
Helicoconidia measure in H2O
(26.9) 28.1 - 34.4 (38.3) × (20.5) 20.7 - 26.4 (27.2) µm
Q = (1.2) 1.21 - 1.48 (1.5) ; N = 11
Me = 31.8 × 23.3 µm ; Qe = 1.4

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Observer

jonathan_mack

Date

September 4, 2021 02:47 PM EDT

Description

on a piece of rotten wood in very wet (normally submerged) habitat.

Several individuals, superficially resembling miniature Lasiosphaeria ovina. Sporodochia pale gray, less than 0.5mm in width, scattered, conidial mass surrounded by an arachnoid net of small thin, dichotomously branched pale to brown hyphae. Conidiogenous cells containing many relatively long denticle, often in quick succession on the conidiogenous cell. Conidiogenous cells are hyaline

Conidia are aseptate, smooth, without appendages or visible sheets, somewhat allantoid and hyaline, they measure 6.5 - 9.5 X 2-2.5 µm.

Because of the arachnoid net surrounding the conidial mass and the conidia that are produced on denticles, the genus neta is the likely. Amongst the species, N. lignicola is easily reached using Castañeda and Heredia key (Mycotaxon 76: 132). N. tropicalis is also similar but have much more allantoid conidia.

also compare with N. patuxentica as seen here : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/94171469

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What

Pigeon Horntail (Tremex columba)

Observer

beachjoel

Date

August 29, 2021 05:21 PM EDT

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Virginia Ctenucha Moth (Ctenucha virginica)

Observer

beachjoel

Date

June 7, 2021 01:00 PM EDT

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Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Observer

sthorsell

Date

April 19, 2021 07:18 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

Observer

sthorsell

Date

April 12, 2021 03:09 PM EDT

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Observer

reiner

Date

July 6, 2020 03:38 PM AEST

Description

not a slime-mould so presumably an Asco of some sort

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What

Northern Pearly-Eye (Lethe anthedon)

Observer

sthorsell

Date

July 1, 2020 08:50 PM EDT

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Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Observer

jonathan_mack

Date

June 8, 2020 07:26 PM EDT

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

jonathan_mack

Date

June 8, 2020 07:22 PM EDT

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Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

Observer

jonathan_mack

Date

June 5, 2020 04:18 PM EDT

Description

reared by a friend of mine from a wild Caterpillar, emerged on the 5 June 2020.

I asked her permission to use the picture of the Caterpillar to complement this observation.