October 21, 2012 - 38 went

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The mystery fungus found hanging in a Beech Tree at Honeygo park.

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Added by Jim Y.
on Oct 21, 2012.
 

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  • Jim Y.

    The white flecks on the fungus are the shed skins of the Woolly Aphid (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) that produces the honeydew that this fungus feeds on. Pictures of these odd looking insects can be found at http://bugguide.net/node/view/680629

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  • Bud R.

    Fungus Looks to be sooty mold fungus which is exclusive to American beech. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorias_spongiosa

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