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Rat-tailed maggots

Rat-tailed maggots
Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
April 19, 2011
Students in my class found these larvae in a small tree hole filled with water.

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Moved from Eristalinae.

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

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Sweet!
In the family Syrphidae, and the most common species is Eristalis tenax, but I'm not sure what the Identifying characteristics are and I think a few species can have that tail. Hopefully someone else can confirm.


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