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Rat tailed maggot

Observed: 12th April 2010 By: pm43
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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rat tailed maggot
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Always wanted to know what thses are, Thank you.

From digging about in tree stump water holes and every conceivable bit of muck, dirt and stagnant water since i was a kid I have always wondered what these creatures are? Thank you. Great ob.

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Syrphus is right that we can't confirm this as being in genus Eristalis, e.g. in woodland rot-holes Myathropa is a distinct possibility, as are some rarer species.

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