Image: Fly larvae - First-instar

Fly larvae - First-instar

Fly larvae - Maggots, First-instar.

Photographer:
Richard Major
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

The larva, or maggot, is the main feeding stage of the fly. On hatching, first-instar larvae are roughly 2 mm long, growing to about 5 mm before shedding their skin.

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