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Wattle grub

Description:

An off-white soft, squishy segmented body with an orange head and black mandibles with a cluster of six legs beneath. Typically measure around 80 mm length.

Habitat:

Lives inside the rotting timber of wattle trees. This particular specimen was dug up from within moist rotting wattle wood chips on the ground (along with many others).

Notes:

Excellent fishing bait - there's quite a flourishing trade among inland fisherman in Tasmania for these grubs. In fact, it's difficult to find any information online about these grubs besides their use as fishing bait!

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Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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