The aquatic larva of the drone fly, with a tail-like telescopic breathing tube that enables it to breathe air while submerged.
- ‘This means that farmers face problems with rat-tailed maggots in June and once again in August / September.’
rat-tailed maggot/rat tāld ˈmaɡət/ /ræt teɪld ˈmæɡət/
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