Subject: Can’t find any info on insect
Geographic location of the bug: South louisiana
Time: 09:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My friend posted this picture of this bug and I’ve seen them around before but I can’t find any info on it. To me it looks like a baby graboid from the tremors movie lol please help
How you want your letter signed: Amanda
Though the snorkel-like breathing tube or “tail” on the posterior appears shorter than usual, we nonetheless believe this is a Rat-Tailed Maggot, the larva of a Drone Fly. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. Rat-Tailed Maggots are generally found in stagnant water rich in organic materials, like animal manure, or in very damp soil. We wouldn’t rule out that this might be a larva of a different group of Flies, like possibly a Soldier Fly larva.