Gang Gangs

To: Duncan Fraser <>
Subject: Gang Gangs
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 19:04:58 +1000
Hi Duncan et al

You said "Four Gang Gangs in our garden this morning feasting on
Sawfly caterpillars in a Manna gum. I became aware of their
presence by the strong smell of eucalyptus coming from the

Very interesting.  But where did you see them ? Somewhere in
East Gippsland ?

I was checking some this morning. There were 3-4 below the Sugar
Gum where I first recorded some on the Brighton Golf Course (SE
Melbourne) on 28/4/01.  So they have been here for exactly 13
weeks after I first saw them there.

I've checked quite a few gums in the last 3 days and most have
no fruit, but there are some Spotted Gums (I think) which have
some fruit and the ground under the Sugar Gums is about 50%
covered by nuts.  

Explains why the Gang-gangs are here and not there ???

Michael Norris
Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife
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