a few months ago I brought home a Entomophthora muscae infected house fly from Point Reyes to photography and study and to see if it could infect the fruit flies as I had read.
Well it appears the Entomophthora muscae has taken up residence with my fruit fly population. yes!
Bread mold on corn tortillas.
Growing on horse dung.
Probably E. forficulae.
An undescribed species near Modicella malleola - an unlikley looking zygomycete
Mold on tomatoes
Parasitic on Mycena sp.
Thanks to Dragiša Savić (Serbia) for ID.
Zygomycota, or zygote fungi, is a phylum of fungi. The name comes from zygosporangia, where resistant spherical spores are formed during sexual reproduction. Approximately 1060 species are known. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material. Some are parasites of plants, insects, and small animals, while others form symbiotic relationships with plants. Zygomycete hyphae may be coenocytic, forming septa only where gametes are formed or to wall off...