Other Bugs: World's Weirdest: Larva Removed From a Girl's Scalp
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World's Weirdest: Larva Removed From a Girl's Scalp
Meet a pest that can really get under your skin ... or in your head. The parasitic botfly lays its eggs in "vector hosts"—including humans. Removing the hungry larva can be awkward, painful, and downright disturbing.