Sheep Pests

ENTFACT-503: Sheep Pests  |  Download PDF

Rat-Tailed Maggots and Moth Flies

ENTFACT-500: Rat-Tailed Maggots and Moth Flies  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Rat-tailed Maggots

The rattailed maggot is the immature or larval stage of a fly that resembles a honey bee. These 3/4 inch long whitish larvae are different from other fly maggots in having a 1/2 inch long "tail" that is used as a breathing tube when they are in the water.