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grub

(grŭb),
Wormlike larva or maggot of certain insects, particularly in the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera, and the genus Hypoderma.

grub

(grŭb)
n.
The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.

grub′ber n.

grub

an insect larva lacking legs; a maggot.

grub

maggot-like or caterpillar-like insect larva; said of beetles and flies, most properly of beetles.

black grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
cattle grub
head grub
see oestrusovis.
torsalo grub
dermatobiahominis.
white grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
yellow grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in skin and/or musculature of finfish.
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Casting and retrieving grubs is our bread-and-butter technique.
DZG's nmeerkats happily digging for grubs while, right, Taz the wallaby and her joey are feeling right at home at the zoo
The chemical cannot begin to control the grub population until it is present in the soil zone where the grubs live.
Series producer Tom Gould explained: "There is an Australiawide shortage of witchetty grubs because of the weather.
Grubs that failed to dig into the soil within 10 min were replaced.
This second bout of feeding on grass roots often causes the most damage as the grubs (leatherjacket) get bigger and more hungry.
OFFICIALS at Epsom have been forced to abandon the 5f race due to take place at their meeting next Saturday after a chafer grub infestation took hold on the five-furlong chute - a year after an identical infestation struck the course, writes Tom Kerr.
Birds, by the way, are adept at opening galls to get at the juicy grubs inside.
For my own part, "protein from thin air" now comes from composting nutrient-dense "wastes" using a managed colony of soldier fly grubs.
This style bait was popularized by Mister Twister, but today a number of manufacturers offer curly tail grubs.