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Scribbly Gum

Scribbly Gum
: Ian Fegent (ifegent) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 37] (261)
: Plants
: 2010-05-19
: Trees
: Pentax K20D, Pentax DA 28-250
: 2018-05-26 3:09
: 317
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Scribbly Gums (Eucalyptus haemastoma) are fascinating trees. These zigzag tracks are tunnels made by the larvae of the scribbly gum moth (Ogmograptis scribula) and follow the insect's life cycle. Eggs are laid between layers of old and new bark. The larvae burrow into the new bark and, as the old bark falls away, the trails are revealed. The diameters of the tunnels increase as the larvae grow, and the ends of the tracks are where the larvae stopped to pupate.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 89 N: 15271] (63916)
  • [2018-05-26 16:43]

Hi Ian,very interesting post another time,i never seen nothing like that before. The design made by the work of larvae gum moth seems artistic graffitis made a human..ehehe.a perfect close up very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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