Scribbly Gum

I have a couple of weeks easier and then the rest of the month full on so I am going with the theme Things Aussie for this month - that way I can draw on images that I have when times get tough!
This week it's FLORA!

Easily identifiable Australian native plants, scribbly gum trees are found throughout NSW coastal plains and hills in the Sydney region. The most distinctive features of this eucalypt are the ‘scribbles’ made by moth larva as it tunnels between the layers of bark.

Scribbly gums are spectacular Australian trees with smooth, whitish yellow bark. The bark has a prominent feature which was written about in Snuggle Pot & Cuddlepie – strange looking ‘scribbles’ resembling some form of mysterious, ancient writing. The zigzag tracks are actually tunnels made by the larvae of a moth called Ogmograptis scribula, and they’re interesting because they reflect the life cycle of the insects. Increases in the tunnel diameter show that the larva is growing, and the end of the track is where it has stopped burrowing and started to pupate. The adult moth is rarely seen, but the markings it leaves behind only enhance the beauty of these lovely trees.
Love it, great in a collage.
posted July 16th, 2017  
A lovely montage showing the texture and patterned bark of the Scribbly Gum tree.
posted July 16th, 2017  
Nice collage
posted July 16th, 2017  
Those moths have something to answer for !! -- but make beautiful patterns -- love the colour tones of the wood and a lovely collage Annie ! fav
posted July 16th, 2017  
wonderful!
posted July 16th, 2017  
@beryl fortunately I don't think they harm the tree
posted July 16th, 2017  
Wonderful collection!
posted July 16th, 2017  
I just saw one for the first time yesterday!! how funny. nice variety of shots you have
posted July 16th, 2017  
Hi Annie, we are partners for get pushed this week. For your challenge how about taking the word "opposites" and portraying it in any way that you wish. Have fun!
posted July 16th, 2017  
I love em :)
posted July 16th, 2017  
Makes for a wonderful pattern collage.
posted July 16th, 2017  
Aren't they the most fabulous trees.
posted July 17th, 2017  
Cool patterns! And a nice variety of them too.
posted July 18th, 2017  
How incredible is this?! Great collage, fav!
posted July 19th, 2017  
Great collage!
posted July 21st, 2017  
Amazing bark!
posted September 4th, 2017  
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