Observation 133213: Hesperomyces virescens Thaxt,

When: 2013-05-08

Collection location: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin (Tmethyl)

No specimen available

Is it even fungus?

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Awesome find
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2013-05-11 07:35:29 PDT (-0700)


beautiful images, Justin
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-05-10 22:09:35 PDT (-0700)
After much research
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-09 18:09:42 PDT (-0700)

I am convinced this is Hesperomyces virescens
I am honored to find such a beautiful and intriguing fungi.

My parents
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-05-09 10:39:24 PDT (-0700)

own a portion of a butte (Peterson’s). The top is a preferred site for ladybug hibernation. Sorry. I have never seen these fungi.

There are many beetles (and I think ladybugs would be classified as such) which support parasitic fungi. One of those?

Before the fungus started growing this may have been a 12-spot ladybug?

By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-09 07:57:58 PDT (-0700)

Fully appreciate the help. Any opinions on this?
Ever seen it before? Just curious what you think about it.

Growing on ladybug.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-05-08 23:22:57 PDT (-0700)

I recognize the insect, but not the fungus.

By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-08 20:25:34 PDT (-0700)

I will try that site.
However, this insects behavior was way off. If it were simply eggs, she would still act normal. She was being crazy, basically. Clearly infected.

By: Byrain
2013-05-08 20:18:41 PDT (-0700)

some eggs from a parasite? Have you tried bugguide.net?

You should
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-05-08 20:08:23 PDT (-0700)

Make the pic ‘huge’

Created: 2013-05-08 20:05:45 PDT (-0700)
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