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AUTUMNAL FLOWERS

Many plants are still in bloom at the end of November ...

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... here where I live ... on Istra peninsula, Northern Adriatic ... in Croatia ...

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... daisies and dandelions cover the lawns ...

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... along with some other, less numerous plants ...

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... and many kinds of flies feed on these pastures of plenty ...

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... some of them are very small, like this fruit fly, ad example ...

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... and even some small snails feed on pollen occasionally ...

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... some flies are attracted by different food ... that also grows abundantly in this period ... this one is standing on the mushroom ...

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... on the large, white Amanita ovoidea mushroom ... the larvae will be born here, and will feed inside the mushroom.

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Some of these mushrooms ...

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... are partially covered with mold ... it looks like a beard growing under the cap ...

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... and on the stem, under the mold, I found another fly ... the minuscule Fungus gnat, a small mosquito - like fly that feeds on mold as an adult and on mushroom tissue in the larval stage.

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These small black flies ... small when compared to housefly ad example, but considerably bigger than gnats ...

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... are mating on another mushroom of the same kind.

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On these brown mushrooms ...

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... I found a minuscule green springtail.

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These mushrooms ...

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... always grow around pine trees ...

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... and they often look like the bark of the tree ... when they are small ...

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... when they grow large the similarity fades.

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This small fruit fly ...

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... was photographed on another mushroom ...

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... the Suillus collinitus ...

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... a bolete species that appears in big numbers in autumn ...

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... and is edible.

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Coprinus comatus mushrooms are also edible ... when they are young ...

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... this one is already old ... it started to dissolve into some kind of black ink.

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There is something strange going on in this daisy flower ...

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... some kind of small green foliage it's coming out of its yellow center ...

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... I don't know what is this.

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This small bug is feeding on the dandelion flower.

As always in posts, the photographs are my work - THE END.

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