Common Name:   Rattail maggot or syrphid fly larva
Class:   Insecta
Order:   Diptera
Family:   Syrphidae
Ecological niche:   scavenger, decomposer
Distinguishing characteristics:   fleshy body with long tail-like breathing tube projecting from posterior end of abdomen; lacking an obvious head or mouthparts.

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Rattail maggot