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Observed: 10th June 2011 By: JosephineJosephine’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

They are soft-bodied and appear to move in a slow caterpillar way. There is a long flagellum extending from their rear end sometimes as much as twice the body length which is varied between 1 and 1.25 cm long. The bodies are transparent enough to see the contents of the gut.
As a gardener - are they friend or foe?

Identifications
  • Drone/Hover-fly larvae
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    drone-fly/hover-fly (Eristalini)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.