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What kind of bug is this?
Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM
I found this bug in a hole in a tree filled with water. Any ideas?
Natalie West
North East Ohio

Rattailed Maggot

Rattailed Maggot

Hi Natalie,
This is a Rattailed Maggot, the larva of a Drone Fly, possibly Eristalis tenax.  There are a few photos of Rattailed Maggots on BugGuide.

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One Response to Rattailed Maggot

  1. smichal says:

    These are really the worst. As if ordinary maggots were not creepy enough.

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