Eristalis E*ris"ta*lis, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of dipterous insects whose young (called rat-tailed larv[ae]) are remarkable for their long tapering tail, which spiracles at the tip, and for their ability to live in very impure and salt waters; -- also called {drone fly}.

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