rat-tailed maggot


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rat-tailed maggot

an immature form of a fly of Eristalis or Helophilus spp. that can infest a necrotic wound or carcass.
Synonym(s): Eristalis sp
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Caption: Figure 1: Larva of the rat-tailed maggot, Eristalis tenax, about 2.6 [+ or -] 0.7 cm in length.
Entomologists were identified such as "rat-tailed maggots" or larvae of E.
Tanya Latty, an entomologist at the University of Sydney, said the animal was a rat-tailed maggot and that the creature did not pose a threat to humans.