strange fungus and bugs

I found a very strange, smelly, orange fungus(?) that was being devoured by flies and beetles. It was a very odd sight - I'm wondering if anyone knows what exactly this thing was, or what kind of bugs these are:
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Sounds (and looks like) a stinkhorn. There's several types, and they are all odd and wonderful. Here's a picture: http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek010622.html
Cheers, Sue
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On 06/15/2004 09:28 PM, SugarChile said:

That's definitely it, thanks! And that's a great article you refer to. Nature is full of surprises, isn't it?!
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I have seen those bugs in my garden as well, working and hiding in rotten logs, but I don't know the name. The Fungus is the remnants of a Stinkhorn Fungus, Phallus impudicus.
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