Xylobolus illudens

Purplish Stereum at Hughes Grassy Woodland

Xylobolus illudens at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024
Xylobolus illudens at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024
Xylobolus illudens at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024
Xylobolus illudens at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024
Xylobolus illudens at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024
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Identification history

Xylobolus illudens 10 May 2024 Heino1
Stereum hirsutum 9 May 2024 Csteele4
Unidentified 6 May 2024 LisaH

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4 comments

Heino1 wrote:
   9 May 2024
Either Xylobolus illudens (if the underside is pinkish-purple) or a species of Stereum. I suspect the former is more likely.
Heino1 wrote:
   9 May 2024
As you can see Christina and I have a difference of opinion. With Stereum hirsutum at its prime, I'd expect to see underlying shades of orange/brown, with a white hairy overlay. Sure, with age the hairiness can erode colours become murkier. My impression is that these photos include specimens still at or close to their prime (but I could be wrong) and so, given the duller colours, incline to Xylobolus illudens. That species has shifted to and from Stereum over the years and it might be back in favour as a Stereum, which I'll need to check. Our healthy difference of opinion shows again how useful a view of (or a comment about) the colour of the underside would be.

and This is an example where a view (or a comment about) the underside would settle things
LisaH wrote:
   9 May 2024
Thank you for the discussion. I went out this afternoon and took some photos of the underside, which I've added to the sighting. Hope that helps.
Heino1 wrote:
   10 May 2024
Thank you very much Lisa! That settles it.

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Nearby sightings

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Boletus sp. at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2024 by LisaH
Tylopilus sp. (A Bolete) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2024 by LisaH
Lindneromyia sp. (Flat-footed fly) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024 by LisaH
Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2024 by LisaH
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 5 May 2024 by LisaH
Bolete sp. (Bolete sp.) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 5 May 2024 by LisaH
Boletus sp. at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 5 May 2024 by LisaH
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 26 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 25 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 19 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 19 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Isopeda or Isopedella sp. (genus) (Huntsman) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 1 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Anestia semiochrea (Marbled Footman) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 1 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 19 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 16 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 16 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Scieropepla polyxesta (A Gelechioid moth (Xyloryctidae)) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 16 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 13 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Halone (genus) (A Tiger moth) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 7 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Ardices curvata (Crimson Tiger Moth) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 27 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 27 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus (Red paper wasp) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 9 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Eysarcoris sp. (genus) (A stink bug) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 9 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 7 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 27 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 11 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Australothis rubrescens (Indian Weed Caterpillar) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Faveria tritalis (Couchgrass Webworm) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 25 Nov 2023 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 25 Nov 2023 by LisaH
Lasioglossum sp. (genus) (Furrow Bee) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 25 Nov 2023 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 25 Nov 2023 by LisaH
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Edosa idiochroa at Hughes, ACT - 19 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Aug 2023 by LisaH
Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Jul 2023 by KL
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jun 2023 by LisaH
Braconidae (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 13 May 2023 by LisaH
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Hughes, ACT - 13 May 2023 by LisaH
Philobota pedetis (Spotty Philobota) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by LisaH
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by LisaH
Thalaina selenaea (Orange-rimmed Satin Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by LisaH
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by LisaH
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by KL
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by KL
Dasybasis sp. (genus) (A march fly) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Sep 2022 by LisaH
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 22 May 2022 by KL
Lepidoptera unclassified IMMATURE moth at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by KL
Lepidoptera unclassified IMMATURE moth at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2022 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2022 by LisaH
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by KL
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by KL
Lomatia myricoides (River Lomatia) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by KL
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by KL
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by KL
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by KL
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow Burr Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum (Opium Poppy) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Heteronyx dimidiatus (Dimidiatus scarab beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow Burr Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by KL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by KL
Leptospermum myrtifolium (Myrtle Teatree) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Westringia eremicola (Slender Western Rosemary) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Myoporum montanum (Western Boobialla, Water Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia (Sydney Golden Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Philotheca myoporoides (Long-leaf Wax-Flower) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Lomandra sp. (A Matrush) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Aug 2021 by KL
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Aug 2021 by KL
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hughes, ACT - 9 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Onobrychis viciifolia (Sainfoin) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by Jiggy
Euphorbia dallachyana (Mat Spurge, Caustic Weed) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Jan 2021 by LisaH

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  • 9 May 2024 05:30 PM Recorded on
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