Eristalis


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Eristalis

(e-ris'ta-lis)
A genus of flies belonging to the family Syrphidae. The larva of the species E. tenax, called the rat-tailed maggot, may cause intestinal myiasis in humans. See: myiasis

Eristalis

a genus of flies in the family Syrphidae whose maggots breed in drains. Called filth flies, rat-tailed maggots.
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Males of the syrphids Eristalis tenax and Copestylum apiciferum perched on the ground along the ridgeline.
Prey taxon Immature Female Male Unidentified prey items 1 2 Diptera, Nematocera 2 1 Diptera, Culicidae 1 Diptera, Eristalis sp.
Few cases of urinary myiasis were caused by Eristalis (5, 6), Psychoda (7) and Megaselia (8) flies.