A very common species late in season in dry Scots pine forest around the village


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rather narrow, ellipsoid spores
rather narrow, ellipsoid spores

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Recognized by sight: close to (or is) C. coleoptera – cf. observation 270176
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Added a bunch of similar species
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2017-02-18 17:53:16 CST (+0800)

collected in the same area. I’m tempted to say that this one is C. cicindela based on the relatively ovid spores: Soop’s key splits small narrow-spored Brunneus-type Corts into C. carabus and C. cicindela based on spore shape – the one with ovoid spores is C. cicindela and the one with dacryoid spores is C. carabus, but in this case, this one’s spores are a bit too wide. It does look different – macro- and microscopically – from the second narrow-spored brown cort: observation 270176

I think the epithet referred to the "beetle-like size
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2017-02-16 04:27:56 CST (+0800)

of one of these smaller C. glandicolor clones (they’re maybe 1-2 cm in diameter), but I agree that it’s kind of too ascetic a vision…
I checked the spores of my September collections and it looks like I’ve outdone myself LBM-wise this time, because the slightly different groups we collected in a relatively small patch of forest near my home turned out to be C. coleoptera, C. carabus, AND C. cicindela (…and C. glandicolor and C. cf. ectypus and at least one other member of the sect. Brunnei, but all of those are much bigger). I’ll add some more photos a bit later.

By the species number argument…
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-16 02:38:12 CST (+0800)

God also has an inordinate fondness for corts.

that’s too bad
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-16 02:26:34 CST (+0800)

I was hoping for something more… entomological. who looks at a species epithet ‘coleoptera’ and thinks “blackish brown and small” anyway? there are brilliantly colored, enormous coleopterans, are there not? boo!

thank you for the explanation all the same

I may be mixing up these two species
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2017-02-14 13:53:30 CST (+0800)

because only a couple of photos of each species exist in the Internet.
But both C. carabus and C. coleoptera (and C. cicindela for that matter) are little brown cousins of C. brunneus (sect. Brunnei). They’re all named so “entomologically” because they’re blackish brown and small :)

I actually think I’m mistaken with the id here: it’s either C. carabus or C. cicindela. I’ll re-check the spores.

interesting name
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-14 01:51:28 CST (+0800)

what are its origins?