Witchetty Grub

Witchetty Grub

Observation - Witchetty Grub - Global. Description: Can be found in roots, tree trunks and branches of various species of trees and bushes, particularly the white barked coolibah and small leafed wattle with its bright yellow flowers. The bark or root is swollen or cracked showing where the grub is growing

Can be found in roots, tree trunks and branches of various species of trees and bushes, particularly the white barked coolibah and small leafed wattle with its bright yellow flowers. The bark or root is swollen or cracked showing where the grub is growing and burrowing. The branch or root is cracked open and the grub hooked out. On a larger part of the tree the swelling is cut away to reveal the burrow and wire with a hook inserted and moved around carefully until the grub is hooked and pulled out. The grub can be eaten raw, biting off the head which is not eaten. It can also be roasted on hot sand, but I have not tried the cooked version yet. The raw version works for me. Tastes like a tube of water.