Story: Insects – overview

Huhu grub (2nd of 3)

Huhu grub

Huhu grubs are the larvae of the huhu beetle. They eat rotten wood for two to three years, then enter a pupa stage for 25 days, emerging from the log as flying, adult beetles. Fat grubs were a favoured food of Māori, who ate them raw.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - In the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10075/huhu-grub (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007