Laetiporus portentosus

White Punk at Aranda, ACT

Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018
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Identification history

Laetiporus portentosus 15 Oct 2018 Heino1
Laetiporus portentosus 4 Oct 2018 MatthewFrawley
Unidentified 4 Oct 2018 AlisonMilton

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Not sure if this is fungus, insect/wasp nest or some sort of growth.

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Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Feb 2024 by CathB
Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Nov 2023 by lbradley
Terentius convexus (Hornless treehopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2023 by CathB
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Nov 2023 by lbradley
Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Nov 2023 by lbradley
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 13 Oct 2023 by CathB
Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Belconnen, ACT - 11 Oct 2023 by CathB
Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Oct 2023 by CathB
Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by CathB
Hibbertia calycina (Lesser Guinea-flower) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Euchiton japonicus (Creeping Cudweed) at Aranda, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Meyrickiella homosema (Grey Snout Moth) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Sep 2023 by CathB
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by CathB
Palaeosia bicosta (Two-ribbed Footman) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by CathB
Hortophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Mar 2023 by CathB
Dictyotus conspicuus (A shield or stink bug) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by CathB
Ogcodes sp. (genus) (Hunchback Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Zaprochilus australis (Twig-mimic katydid) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Aranda, ACT - 3 Sep 2022 by lbradley
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2022 by CathB
Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Sparassidae (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by CathB
Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by CathB
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Aranda, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by CathB
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Nov 2021 by KMcCue
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Gaudium multicaule (Teatree) at Holt, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by drakes
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Holt, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by CathB
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Holt, ACT - 9 Aug 2021 by MattFox
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Jul 2021 by MattFox
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Holt, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by CathB
Simaetha sp. (genus) (Unidentified Brown jumper) at Holt, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB
Cassytha sp. (Dodder) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by dwise
Ardozyga phloeodes (A Gelechioid moth) at Holt, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Holt, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Holt, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by CathB
Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) at Holt, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by Tammy
Aglaopus pyrrhata (Leaf Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Aranda, ACT - 10 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Banksia serrata (Saw Banksia) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise
Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Holt, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Tapinoma sp. (genus) (Dwarf Pedicel Ant) at Holt, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Aranda, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn, Sweet Bursaria) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Tammy
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at Dunlop, ACT - 27 Sep 2019 by CathB
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Dunlop, ACT - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Dunlop, ACT - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Nov 2018 by CathB
Eurymutilla sp. (genus) (Mutillid wasp or velvet ant) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Socca pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Slender Robber Fly) at Point 49 - 22 Jan 2018 by CathB
Plectobela undescribed species (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Nov 2017 by CathB
Leucopogon sp. (A Beard-heath) at Point 49 - 4 Nov 2017 by CathB
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Nov 2017 by PeterR
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Oct 2017 by MattM
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by CathB
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Belconnen, ACT - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB
Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Oct 2015 by MattM
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by CathB
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Aranda, ACT - 5 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Belconnen, ACT - 17 Mar 2012 by CathB

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Location information

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Oct 2018 12:22 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Species information

  • Laetiporus portentosus Scientific name
  • White Punk Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 995m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • External link More information
  • Synonyms

    Piptoporus eucalyptorum (Fr.) Warcup, Ecology Forests Woodlands South Australia: 131 (1986) Piptoporus portentosus (Berk.) G. Cunn., Bull. N.Z. Dept. Sci. Industr. Res., Pl. Dis. Div. 164: 106 (1965) Piptoporus eucalyptorum Piptoporus portentosus
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