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Rat-tailed maggots & other eristaline larvae

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
No Taxon Rat-tailed maggots & other eristaline larvae
Identification
Larvae of Eristalinae typically have posterior spiracles fused together on a breathing tube, which ranges from short (Chrysogaster) to very long (Eristalis).