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Gum - Scribbly  : Eucalyptus haemastoma
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Common Name :
Gum - Scribbly
Scientific Name :
Eucalyptus haemastoma
Circumference :
3.06 metres (120 inches)
Height :
14.00 metres (45 feet)
Crown :

14.00 metres (45 feet)

Points :

177

State :
NSWC
Town :
Sydney, St. Ives


Location :
Showground, Mona Vale Rd. in playground
Coordinates :

33 42 17.1 s 151 11 05.1 e
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Nominator :
Nicole McVicar
Year Measured :
2011


Type :
Remnant

Comments :

An Australian eucalypt that is named after the 'scribbles' on its bark. 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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