Netted Stinkhorn and flies

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Netted Stinkhorn (Dictyophora Duplicata aka Phallus duplicatus). Like other stinkhorns, this species is often smelled before it's seen. The fetid, foul-smelling odor comes from the olive-green slime atop the mushroom, which attracts flies and other insects, which then inadvertantly carry off and dessiminate the spores. Hocking County, Ohio, USA.
Netted Stinkhorn (Dictyophora Duplicata aka Phallus duplicatus). Like other stinkhorns, this species is often smelled before it's seen. The fetid, foul-smelling odor comes from the olive-green slime atop the mushroom, which attracts flies and other insects, which then inadvertantly carry off and dessiminate the spores. Hocking County, Ohio, USA.
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