Fungi on invertebrates

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Fungi on invertebrates

Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:35 pm

I know some naturalists don't like the term "invertebrates" but in this context I crave their indulgence.

This was collected recently while searching for microfungi on gorse. I am grateful to the YNU Coleoptera Recorder Bob Marsh for his prompt response; this weevil (scarce in Yorks but widely distributed - 14 previous records) feeds mainly on broom, but also on gorse (of which there is a large population in the area where it was collected):
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"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

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