Rat-tailed larva
Rat-tailed Rat"-tailed` (r[a^]t"t[=a]ld`), a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster]

{Rat-tailed larva} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}.

{Rat-tailed serpent} (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.

{Rat-tailed shrew} (Zo["o]l.), the musk shrew. [1913 Webster]


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  • rat-tailed larva — noun or rat tailed maggot : the larva of a syrphid fly of Eristalis or related genera that is remarkable for the long telescopic tubular tail with spiracles at the tip through which air is brought down from above the mud or putrefying matter in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rat-tailed larva — См. rat tailed maggots …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rat-tailed larva — see Eristalis tenax …   Medical dictionary

  • Rat-tailed — (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the fer de lance. {Rat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rat-tailed serpent — Rat tailed Rat tailed (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rat-tailed shrew — Rat tailed Rat tailed (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rat-tailed maggot — noun see rat tailed larva …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rat-tailed maggot — Rat tailed maggots are the larvae of some species of hoverfly, commonly Eristalis tenax . A characteristic feature of rat tailed maggots is a tube like, three segmented, telescoping breathing siphon located at their posterior end. This acts like… …   Wikipedia

  • rat-tailed maggot — /rat tayld / the aquatic larva of any of several syrphid flies of the genus Eristalis, that breathes through a long, thin tube at the posterior end of its body. * * * …   Universalium

  • rat-tailed maggots — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, Syrphidae larva having a long flexible respiratory tube extending from the end of the body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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