Wednesday 19 October 2016

Fly agarics and Scarlet Caterpillarclubs

Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria.
On Sunday I joined Mark on a fungi hunt. We first visited Fittleworth where 16 Fly Agarics were lurking by a country lane, the most I have seen of this poisonous fungus in one small area. Afterwards we visited Ebernoe Common where we found 9 Scarlet Caterpillarclubs. These fungi parasitise butterfly and moth larvae. There was some young Honey Fungus and white slime mould on a log. A Rush Veneer moth was attracted to our balcony light.

Fly Agarics

Ebernoe Common:
Beech Jellydiscs, Neobulgaria pura
Beech Jellydisc
Brittlegills, Russula species

Honey fungus, Armillaria species
Honey fungus, Armillaria species

possibly Mulberry, Morus nigra 

Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Cordyceps militaris

white slime mould
white slime mould
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

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