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Kitty Miller prepares witchetty grubs by cooking them in the hot ashes at the edge of the campfire outside Alice Springs in Central Australia. Grubs are high in protein and were a traditional meal of the areas' Aboriginal peoples?all but forgotten in the face of modern supermarket foodstuffs. Witchetty grubs are the larvae of cossid moths. The large white worms live in tunnels in the ground where they feed on sap from the roots of a species of Acacia, commonly known as Wichetty Bush. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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Kitty Miller prepares witchetty grubs by cooking them in the hot ashes at the edge of the campfire outside Alice Springs in Central Australia. Grubs are high in protein and were a traditional meal of the areas' Aboriginal peoples?all but forgotten in the face of modern supermarket foodstuffs. Witchetty grubs are the larvae of cossid moths. The large white worms live in tunnels in the ground where they feed on sap from the roots of a species of Acacia, commonly known as Wichetty Bush. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.