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Mai Putitja and Irmangka-Irmangka

Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine

around Coober Pedy

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Wanka

 

Wanka

Onchrogaster spp. Itchy Grub

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Wanka nest - Itchy Bag  Photo Gwen Crombie 1998

Also known as the Processionary Caterpillar, the Itchy Grub is very dangerous. Its hairs can cause major irritation and even death to some people. During the day, Wanka nest in the "Itchy Bag" made from their silk, high in a tree.

 

The inner silk of these bags is very useful for dressing ulcers, burns and large sores. Care must be taken to properly clean the bags of any hairs before the inner silk is removed.

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