Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Botfly parasite in Wired magazine

There's a nice write up of botfly larvae, which grow within the skin of humans and other mammals, at Wired magazine.  The mother fly actually uses mosquitoes as a delivery vehicle, laying her eggs on the mosquito. When the mosquito approaches a warm body, the eggs hatch and drop off onto the host, then burrow into the skin. Not for the squeamish!

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