jeanpaget's picture

What is this??

Observed: 16th January 2011 By: jeanpaget

I found half a dozen of these brown maggot type things in my toilet. Their bodies are about 1 inch long with a 1 inch long pointed hair like tail. They move by shortening and then elongating their bodies. Can anyone identify them, please?

  • rat-tailed maggot (Eristalis?)
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • jeanpaget
    • john4352john4352’s reputation in Invertebratesjohn4352’s reputation in Invertebratesjohn4352’s reputation in Invertebrates
    Likely ID
    rat tailed maggot (Eristalini)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


jeanpaget's picture

Bugs in toilet!

Many thanks. On doing more research, guided by your tentative identification,I think you are correct. Thanks again.

J. Paget

gramandy's picture

good to edit & move to invertebrates

...invert section would help with more users ID :)