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Huh? - Rhagio mystaceus

Huh? - Rhagio mystaceus
Montgomery, Orange County, New York, USA
June 7, 2008
Size: 9 mm
I'm not sure, but I think this is a snipe fly. Just what the beejezzuz is happening here?

Moved from Common Snipe Fly.

Moved from Snipe Flies.

would you consider uploading this to Mushroom Observer?

Snipe fly fungus: Furia ithacensis
I wrote a little about a snipe fly fungus Furia ithacensis, here. I suspect yours is the same fungus.

Nice article
and thanks for the update on the name--I had referred to it as Erynia ithacensis in my book. I'll see if I can get my editor to make that wee little change before it goes to press.

By the way, have you seen this page? Your thoughts on the images collected there would be much appreciated!

Furia ithacensis
Erynia works too. There's a difference of opinion among taxonomists about the circumscription of Erynia vs. Furia, but neither is terribly off, IMO.

I have looked through the fungus page, and will again. Usually I need microscopic characters to make a solid ID.

Looking forward to your book, Charlie--great concept!

Yeah a Rhagionid with a bad c
Yeah a Rhagionid with a bad case of fungus...

I agree with Kevin
see here.


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