Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine
around Coober Pedy
Onchrogaster spp. Itchy Grub
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.