Wednesday, 22 February 2017
This fungus forms a distinct, fine, dark speckling on dead holly leaves. It occurs on the upper side of the leaf only. The speckles (spore-producing structures) are first closed, and then open by a lid to expose the olive spore-mass, and finally appear as dry black, shiny depressions in the leaf, with a slightly raised lip.
Holly Speckle, Trochila ilicina.
4.5-89.0 mm f/3.2-5.8
f3.2 4.5 mm 1/125 ISO 100