Endoxyla leucomochla (Witchetty Grub)

Habitat and Geography

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    The Witchetty Grub (E. leucomochla) is indeginous to the Australian continent and can be found in all states except Tasmania (OzAnimals.com, 2011). The grub lives in the roots of Wijuti Bushes and can sometimes live up to 60cm under the ground (EcoTrainingAustralia, 2010) near various other bushes and trees.  Witchetty Grubs can be seen wattling across the surface looking for a new home or one that has been abandoned by a larvae that has metamorphed into a moth. To learn more about how E.leucomochla survives, go to the Adaptation page.