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A hard day’s work …. and lunch provided

June 25, 2012

Last week I spent some time splitting wood and came across several grubs (see picture) that had eaten themselves a cosy hideaway within a stringybark log.

As kids we called these Witchetty Grubs. This is a misnomer as the term Witchetty Grub applies specifically to the larvae of the cossid moth Endoxyla leucomochla. It is found in Central Australia and feeds on the roots of the Witchetty bush (Acacia kempeana).

This specimen is most likely the larvae of a Longhorn Beetle (family Cerambycidae).

Either way, it tastes like chicken.

So they say.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2012 1:41 pm

    I dare you to eat one!

  2. Susan permalink
    June 25, 2012 10:26 pm

    you do have a sense of humour Ron… and now someone has dared you to eat one … goodness me!

  3. ccobern permalink
    July 12, 2012 6:41 am

    I cooked one up once and it tasted like scrambled eggs.


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