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Elegant Stinkhorn Top With Flies

© 2009 Daniel W. Reed

You are likely to smell the well named Stinkhorns before you see them. They have a very distinctive and unpleasant odor that attracts flies to the spore containing slime.

There are many common species of Stinkhorns with some striking weird forms. See: http://mushroomexpert.com/mutinus_elegans.html


Image Type/Subject:
Fungus (Mushroom)
Insect
Fruit
Close up
Mutinus elegans,Elegant Stinkhorn(Species)
Media: Photograph

Shooting Location: Wilson County, Tennessee
Camera - Digital Rebel XT / 350D Camera , Lens - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens , Release - RC-mote Release , Tripod - Manfroto tripod , 0.5, Sec., f/5.6, ISO=100

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© 2009 Daniel Reed