Unsure of the species, but they appear similar to other pictures of sawfly larvae, curious if anyone can identify the species for me?
Approximately 6cm long.
Seen at Blackwood, a writhing mass on the floor in the public toilets!
3 images, this looks very similar to the last species (Tubaria rufofulva), but lacks the annulus and has white spores, The gill edge is also coloured. This is an as yet unnamed species of Callistosporium, recorded as Callistosporium 'maroon with yellow rhizomorphs' in Gates & Ratkowsky - A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi. Could Callistosporium spp be added to the database please.
This species is sometimes illustrated in Australia as H. fuscum, The red brick coloured balls are the sexual reproductive stage and the hairy looking star-like clusters nearby are the asexual anamorph stage. See second image for detail on the anamorph.
The tiny pale discs in the first image have not been identified.
This is listed as Hydnellum auratile on the FNCV Fungi Group lists and appears under this name in Fuhrer, A Field Guide to Australian Fungi. Second image shows detail of the tan coloured spines.
The similar looking Phelledon niger is a darker charcoal or black on the cap and has grey spines.