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The Lobster mushroom, ''Hypomyces lactifluorum'', contrary to its common name, is not a mushroom, but rather a parasitic ascomycete fungus that grows on certain species of mushrooms, turning them a reddish orange color that resembles the outer shell of a cooked lobster.

Similar species: Hypocreales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 28, 2019. Captured Sep 27, 2018 11:51 in 3370 VT-30, Dorset, VT 05251, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm