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Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 5, 2006
Size: .5 cm
Found in standing water about 1 cm high.

Moved from Eristalinae.

What do you think about
and , and can we move any of the other twenty or so Syrphid larvae images deeper into the Syrphidae taxonomy than just the base family page?

I know enough to be dangerous.
(Now, where have I heard that before?) I don't know about those you thumbnailed, but my understanding is that the long tube on the rat-tail maggot is for breathing underwater, so there appears to be a difference. For a peek at the SCUBA gear at work:

Also, I'd think if it's tough getting adults IDed, the immature can wait.

Wow, thanks guys, I would have never thought of that.

Ignore --
duplicate comment

This is a so called rat-tail-maggot, a syrphid larvae. Several genera like Eristalis etc have this kind of larvae...

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