Protoform: FUFU.1 [AN] Wood-eating grub

Description: Wood-eating grub
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *pupuk "k.o. borer wasp or bee that infests wood or bamboo" (LPO IV:388).
*41 PCEMP *bubuk "wood-boring weevil" (Bst 1993a).
*5 PMP *bukbuk "weevil that infests wood, bamboo, and rice; dust produced by the boring of this insect; tooth decay, dental caries" (ACD).
*6 PAN *bukbuk "wood-weevil" (Dhl. 1981).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Huhu Worm-eaten (Fts)
Hawaiian Huhu Wood-boring insect, worm-eaten (Pki)
Mangareva ʔUʔu Wood grub (I) (Rch)
Marquesas Huhu White wood-eating worm. Ver qui ronge le bois; termite; poussière du bois résidu de l'érosion (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Huhu Larva of beetle sp. (Prionoplus reticularis) (Wms)
Nggela Vuvu A worm that bores into wood (Fox)
Niue Lango fufu Carpenter wasp. Common blow fly (Sph). (McE)
Raʔivavae Huhu A variety of small black bee-like woodboring insect (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔUʔu Wood grub (Bse)
Tahitian Huhu Xylocope ou abeille charpentière, gros hyménoptère de couleur noire qui attaque le bois (Lmt)
Tupuaki Huhu Lithurgus sp. (Atn)
Tuvalu Uu Large grub that eats coconut-meat Problematic (Rby)

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