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Wattle grub


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.


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).


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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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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

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