[Taxacom] moss circles
m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au
Fri Mar 23 07:18:36 CDT 2007
> Aren't [grazing trails] typically more random and even looping
> around and sometimes crossing back over themselves?
Not always - see Scribbly Gum Moth at
Notice that the larva turns around and comes back parallel to its earlier
track. The track never crosses itself.
For an explanation of moss rings, and diagrams of different patterns, see
J.W. Wilson, 1951. Observations on Concentric 'Fairy Rings' in Arctic Moss
Mat. J. Ecology 39, 407-416.
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