PhilBarron's picture

Acquatic beast

Observed: 5th August 2013 By: PhilBarronPhilBarron’s reputation in Invertebrates
On loo roll
In mug
on loo roll

Observed first wriggling at bottom of toilet pan! Appears happy in water. Total length tip to tail a frightening 3cm. There were three of them. Am grossed out to be honest.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rat Tailed Maggot (Eristalis tenax) interacts


Steve_V's picture

Drone Fly larva

This is the larva of the Drone Fly - a common woodland insect that hovers in shafts of sunlight above head-height. I agree on the grossness, by the way.