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Nettle rust with nettle pollen beetle.


Nettle rust with nettle pollen beetle.

A caterpillar ? a tentacle ? apparently a fungus.



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Is this growing on a stinging nettle? Not seen this before and I have lots of nettles, lol.

8 Jul, 2010

 

This is surreal, really strange photo.

8 Jul, 2010

 

I though of an Octopus tentacle when I first looked at this, how very strange !

8 Jul, 2010

 

When first saw it thought it must be some form of insect .. yes Dawn those with flowers in background nettle flowers just emerging.The little beetle lives only on nettles and pollenates them .. its thought they carry the fungus spores too.

8 Jul, 2010

 

How strange Bonkersbon, its a beautiful shape and colour though I shall watch to see my nettles now lol.

8 Jul, 2010

 

what a great photo that is

9 Jul, 2010

 

how weird....

9 Jul, 2010

 

strange stuff, thought it was a fern uncurling lol

9 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks all...thought it was some weird and wonderful caterpillar at first glance !

9 Jul, 2010

 

Agree with Holly, its weird...

9 Jul, 2010

 

Wierd. I've never seen such a thing.

9 Jul, 2010

 

A first with us too...had to look it up ! Lol

9 Jul, 2010

 

Amazing photo...I thought it was an Alien!

10 Jul, 2010

 

"In Space, no-one can hear you scream". - Very alien-looking, must say, but fascinating to look at. Many Thanks for showing, Bb!

10 Jul, 2010

 

Really weird, but really different. :o)

10 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks all :o)

12 Jul, 2010

 

Weird & wonderful ... like an inside - out Crunchie!

12 Jul, 2010

 

Amazing picture.........I have to agree with Fluff on this one.

13 Jul, 2010

 

LOL both...very true !!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Weird and wonderful Bonkersbon.

22 Jul, 2010

 

Thought so too Faerie......thank you...

22 Jul, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Wow we certainly have our eyes opened to some strange things on GOY .... clever little creatures , it's almost a honeycomb shape ........

22 Jul, 2010

 

Strange isnt it...........

22 Jul, 2010



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