Bug identification
Location: Raumati Beach, North Island, New Zealand
January 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Found this floating/swimming in a rainwater filled pot plant saucer in the back garden. It’s about 5 cm long from tip to tail. Wondering what it is.
Signature: Regards, Karen

Rattailed Maggot

Hi Karen,
This is the larva of the Drone Fly and it is commonly called a Rattailed Maggot.

Location: New Zealand

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