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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Entomologists were identified such as "rat-tailed maggots" or larvae of E.
The larva has a siphon that acts as a respiratory attachment and also is like a tail, thus giving them their nickname "rattailed maggot." The siphon can be several times the length of the body; it was identified as "rat-tailed maggot" or larvae fly E.
Caption: Figure 1: Larva of the rat-tailed maggot, Eristalis tenax, about 2.6 [+ or -] 0.7 cm in length.