Observation 68573: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

The white portions of this shelf were as soft as a little agaric.

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Update: growing fast & undamaged by insects!
Attack of the flying saucers

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Recognized by sight: Growing on dead hemlock trunk above rushing water

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Thanks Dave W
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-06-07 14:53:01 CEST (+0200)

Since your observation, I have noticed the same beetle in a photo I took this spring near Phellinus rimosus. I will add it to a previous observation later.

Last year,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-06-07 13:35:42 CEST (+0200)

spring 2010, we had a bumper crop of G. tsugae here in PA. I think this may have been part of the reason why there is a bumper crop of “pleasing fungus beetles” this year. This spring, these critters have apparently consumed virtually ALL of the G. tsugae along the falls trail in Rickett’s Glen State Park, an area where one generally finds lots of these mushrooms.


The bug is cool too
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-06-07 11:46:56 CEST (+0200)
Thanks Debbie and Charles!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-06-05 23:54:51 CEST (+0200)

they look like the invasion of the flying saucers!

I second that.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-05 17:41:54 CEST (+0200)
Great pics
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-06-05 10:35:14 CEST (+0200)

Created: 2011-06-03 00:43:37 CEST (+0200)
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