Definition of rat-tailed maggot in English:

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rat-tailed maggot

noun

The aquatic larva of the drone fly, with a taillike telescopic breathing tube that enables it to breathe air while submerged.
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  • This means that farmers face problems with rat-tailed maggots in June and once again in August / September.

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