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Mycena arcangeliana used as a shelter

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 21 January 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mycena arcangeliana (NL: Bundelmycena / EN: Angel's bonnet, Late-season bonnet / DE: Olivgelber Helmling / FR: Mycène olivâtre).
You probably recognised the same mushroom-species as in yesterdays post... For more info on the species: see there.

The little insect (order hemiptera) caught my eye as it was making its way up under the umbrella-protection of the mushroom. It stayed there for a little while before climbing all the way up into the cap of the mushroom, using the cap as a shelter and becoming invisible for the outside world... During the whole photo-session it stayed there... About 15 minutes later it started raining ... Is it possible that this little insect was able to predict the rain and searched a shelter in advance ? Natures interactions can be so wonderful !

Image: Wijnegem (B) - 21/10/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/6 second F/5.0 ISO 100 150 mm

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Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Gorgeous Johan

21 Jan 2012 5:36am

@Helen: I'm very glad you like this image, Helen. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day !

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtig, Johan. Het insect werkt de foto helemaal af. De minimale scherptediepte geeft sfeer aan de foto.
Fijne zaterdag.

21 Jan 2012 8:28am

@Aubélia: Het was een buitenkansje dat dit insectje (wat we gewoonlijk een "bladluis" noemen - maar verder niet op naam te brengen is via een foto als dit) ze mooi wou poseren op de steel van de paddenstoel. Het maakt inderdaad een heel verschil mocht die er niet zijn ... Het onderwerp is hier echt wel de bladluis en slechts in tweede instantie de paddenstoeljes ... Fijn weekend voor je.

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

La photo superbe!!! j'aime++++

21 Jan 2012 3:21pm

@gootchai: Thanks again, Gootchai ! Have a nice weekend !

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Good capture!

21 Jan 2012 4:08pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend !

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

21 Jan 2012 7:49pm

@Soheil: Thanks for your comment again, Soheil.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. i like your title

22 Jan 2012 1:07am

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack. Greetz !

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Jolie macro....être présent au bon moment !!

22 Jan 2012 6:30pm

@d.apskos: Thanks for your comment. Indeed, sometimes you have to be lucky to be at the right place at the right time. Also important: always keep your eyes open for such details ... Have a nice day.

Canon EOS 400D
1/6 second
ISO 100
150 mm