Small larva that resembles a maggot (it is a fly larva after all). The larvae of some species feed on rotting vegetation, others are predatory, eating aphids and other small insects.
Adult Syrphid Flies do not bite or sting and feed on nectar and pollen from flowers. Many mimic wasps and bees. I am not sure of the species of this larva but it was rather pretty with streaks of pink and black on it's white body. The dark end of the body is not the head.
Lat: 40.79, Long: -73.20
Spotted on May 18, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012