Pyrrharctia isabella (JE Smith, 1797), larva, Francis A. Crane Wildlife Management Area, East Falmouth, MA, 29 September 2010
Parasitized on the same branch by Tremella foliaceae, I narrowed it down to Stereum spp. No red latex when cut. Doesn't seem dark enough for S. complicatum.
Seen crossing side street while walking around the pond with my family. It clung to the base of a tree while we looked at it. Failed to notice coloration of the tail, but Mass Dept. of Fish and Wildlife does not show any Deer Mice (P. maniculatus) in Barnstable County, so I feel comfortable calling it a White-footed.
Seems on the pale side, but some online searches show specimens as pale as mine. Doesn't make sense for the other yellowing latex Lactarius spp. Use Michael Kuo's key on www.mushroomexpert.com.
One of two mushrooms seen over a period of about a month. Neither survived the ravaging of a two-year old, although they were rather slow growing.
Found growing on underside of decaying log in abandoned wood pile. Bottommost log, degrading into humus. Very small mushrooms, perhaps 1.5 mm for the largest cups.