Structure of insect communities inhabiting old-growth forest specialist bracket fungi
Fungi, which are found in every ecological niche and are necessary for the recycling of organic building blocks that allow plants and animals to live, include yeasts, molds, and mildews, as well as large mushrooms, puffballs, and bracket fungi
that grow on dead trees.
Lying in the back of her station wagon were beautiful drawings of wildlife and nature scribed on what I later learned were bracket fungi
. They took my breath away.
They are known to lay their eggs in bracket fungi
, and to enjoy a diet of other beetles.
graveolens one of the most recognizable bracket fungi
in the southeastern United States.
There are bracket fungi
too, but these can be a bit tough unless you get to them early.
In fact, only a minority of fungi are parasitic--rust diseases of grains and bracket fungi
on trees are notable examples.