Observation 93246: Scorias Fr.

Notes:
A common mold which eats aphids.

On Calocedrus.

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black sooty mold
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2012-04-26 16:29:41 BST (+0100)

Apparently another realm of fungal taxonomy: the black sooty molds cover several genera and are often specialists. Perhaps someone in a pathology lab knows the specific species. This is a ubiquitous mold growing off of aphid honeydew on and near Calocedrus decurrens all over the Sierra Nevada.

Wait, this mold eats aphids?
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-04-25 03:15:39 BST (+0100)

or this mold is created by aphids like Scorias sp? Nonetheless, very interesting on the bark.