Question by  Claire70 (24)

How do you identify maggots?

I need to know how to identify maggots.


Answer by  greggula (112)

Maggots are flies in their larval phase of growth. They are usually white, or a light color. They resemble wiggling grains of rice usually in groups. If you have a live larva that you suspect is a maggot you could identify it by hatching it in a jar.


Answer by  Meredith92 (158)

Maggots are found in moist environments or where there is decaying material. Maggots are a larvae and therefore do not have a hard exoskeleton. They are a white or yellow color and are no bigger than your fingernail. They are also segemented.

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