A hoverfly that resembles a honeybee. Its larva is the rat-tailed maggot.
- ‘The most common impostors are the syrphid flies: nectar-loving hover flies, drone flies and more.’
- ‘Rat-tailed maggots are the larvae of the drone fly and, in order to pupate the larvae, look for a dry place and start migrating.’
- ‘The drone fly was introduced into North America sometime prior to 1874.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.