Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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Experts Baffled

I emailed the entomologist in residence at about my mystery critter. Here's what he has to say:
This is a bit puzzling. My best guess is that it was a semi-aquatic fly larva, most likely that of a hover fly in the genus _Eristalis_. You should be able to find pictures of these larvae by doing a web search on the scientific name.
So I did. Apparently said larvae are known as 'rat-tailed maggots', which describes our visitor exactly.

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