Tapered Drone Fly

Eristalis pertinax

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Eristalis pertinax is a European hoverfly. Like Eristalis tenax, the larva of E. pertinax is a rat-tailed maggot and lives in drainage ditches, pools around manure piles, sewage, and similar places containing water badly polluted with organic matter.

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  1. (c) Anne Sorbes, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/723604
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis_pertinax

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