Rat tailed maggot - drone fly, rat

Very, very gross and even a little scary looking.

Hayes has the kind of job that allowed him to take an ultra-close look at the maggot.

Rat Tailed Maggots and Polinators

In its natural , E.

The location I took these photos which are actually screenshots from much more informative HQ videos that I took is on the ground near an outdoor steam boiler in September at the end of summer.

The rat-tailed maggot is cosmopolitan, occurring on every continent except Antarctica and ranges to the highest latitudes in the North Metcalf 1913.

Description: Image: Sericomyia militaris It's a hoverfly!

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    Rat-tailed maggots ( Tubifera ), for example, survive in shallow marshes by means of a telescoping tail-breathing tube that they extend to the water surface for air. Some larvae of shore flies (Ephydridae) and some nematodes take advantage of the air spaces in plants and obtain oxygen… Read More
    By: Bockwai|||||||||
    The rat-tailed maggot is the larval form of the adult hoverfly. The eggs are laid in the water and hatch into larva which have a cylindrical shape with segmentation showing as horizontal folds along the body. In each segment there are two flexible hairs.
    By: corbzz|||||||||
    Rat-tailed maggots live in shallow aquatic habitats with high organic matter content, places like sewage lagoons, stagnant pools, drainage ditches, and similar waters with high concentrations of animal feces, decaying vegetation, or other decaying material.
    By: bugpostin|||||||||
    Rat-tailed maggots are the larvae of hover flies. Hover flies are pollinators. The world needs all the pollinators it can get right now. You may have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. Bees are disappearing in droves. There are about 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of food globally. Of these, 71 are pollinated by bees.
    By: galactic_observer|||||||||
    A: The creatures are rat-tailed maggots, a phrase you’ve always wanted to mutter under your breath when cut off in traffic. They are the larva of a drone fly (bee fly), a harmless insect that resembles a honeybee as it visits garden flowers. I can tell by your enthusiasm that you do not suffer from Scoleciphobia! see. Drone Fly.
    By: Derpmaster3000||||||||| - 2022
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