Peltoschema orphana is the most common leaf beetle found on Acacia, usually silver wattle. Commonly called the fireblight beetle it can cause devastation to silver wattle populations and even kill trees by defoliation. This versatile little beast is polyphagus and was feeding, with several others, and their larvae, on Eucalyptus which is uncommon but has been recorded before.
A coprophilic fungi At this time of the year macrofungi are scarce. These appeared to be growing from roo scats. Approxiamtely 60mm tall. Wiry stipes matte finish on top and dry.
dark spores.. no sign of a ring... striated stipe just below the cap with a slight spiral?
In new grasses. open dry sclerophyll eucy forest in a local nature reserve. Police paddocks.