Moments to treasure
I think it might be Eristalis tenax.
It looks like it but I don’t like the sound of it very much. Thanks.
You mean the rat-tailed maggot? Yeah, they are pulsatingly disgusting. They have this extensible tube that they use to collect air from the surface of the stagnant water they live in. Shame really as hoverflies per say are a beautiful group. It’s amazing that something so structurally amazing can come from something so repugnant.
Yes, there can be a really awful side to nature as well as a beautiful one.
As a design though, it’s canny. Evolution has its way.
Certainly a fascinating subject.
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