Chilecomadia moorei Butter Worms are used as a food source for a variety of pets including birds, small mammals, fish, lizards and other reptiles. Perhaps better known as a fishing bait, Butter Worms have been long used for fishing in their native country of Chile and are becoming a choice bait for Steelhead and panfishing in the United States. Butter Worms are well known in Europe where they are used extensively as both live pet food and fishing bait.
Butter Worms have fat smooth bodies like waxworms but are much larger. Butter Worms are the soft bodied larva of the Chilecomadia moorei moth native to the mountains of central Chile.
These Butter Worms are shipped in sawdust. Store your Butter Worms in the refrigerator at temperatures of 42 to 45 degrees F. They keep for extended periods of time. Make sure the bedding material remains dry, as moisture will kill the Butterworms.