Scribbly gum

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Scribbly gum is a name given to a variety of different Australian Eucalyptus trees which play host to the larvae of scribbly gum moths which leave distinctive scribbly burrowing patterns on the bark.[1]

Trees often referred to as scribbly gums include:

Many other Eucalyptus trees have scribbles and are not known as "scribbly gums", such as Eucalyptus pilularis (blackbutt),[2] Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum), Eucalyptus stenostoma (Jilliga ash), Eucalyptus pauciflora (snow gum) and Eucalyptus fraxinoides (white ash).


  1. ^ "What's a Scribbly Gum?". Scribbly Gum. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. ^ Withers, Toni. "Blackbutt Leafminer". Farm Forestry New Zealand. Retrieved 7 July 2015.