IS THIS THE LARVA OF A HOVERFLY

IS THIS THE LARVA OF A HOVERFLY

Observation - IS THIS THE LARVA OF A HOVERFLY. Description: Pale brown with spikes along its back. About a centimeter long. On nettles in a garden. Four of them. (On separate leaves.) In the second photo - which end is this? Is it a view of its eyes or its rear end?

Pale brown with spikes along its back. About a centimeter long. On nettles in a garden. Four of them. (On separate leaves.)

In the second photo - which end is this? Is it a view of its eyes or its rear end?