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Rat-tailed maggot breathing tube. Rat-tailed maggots are the larvae of certain species of hoverfly, in this case a European Hoverfly {Eristalis tenax}. The tube is an adaptation to anaerobic environments, allowing the rat-tailed maggot to survive in stagnant water. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire,UK.