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A close up image of a Witchetty grub nestled inside the root of a Witchetty Bush in Australia. 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. Photographed in the Australian outback near Alice Springs where they were being dug by Aboriginal women and used for food. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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A close up image of a Witchetty grub nestled inside the root of a Witchetty Bush in Australia. 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. Photographed in the Australian outback near Alice Springs where they were being dug by Aboriginal women and used for food. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.