Human Botfly. Found on The Science World on FB. These photographs show a human botfly being surgically removed from a boy's eyeball. Female botflies capture mos yum Tasty delicious sexy turn on hue fun Happiness Meaty Feast
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Human Botfly

Human Botfly. Found on The Science World on FB. These photographs show a human botfly being surgically removed from a boy's eyeball. Female botflies capture mos

Found on The Science World on FB.
These photographs show a human botfly being surgically removed from a boy's eyeball.

Female botflies capture mosquitoes and attach their eggs to the mosquitoes body. They then release it. Eventually the mosquito makes its way to an animal and bites it, inserting the eggs while it feeds on the blood. The eggs then gestate under the skin and hatch as a larva. The larvae develop within the subcutaneous layers for up to eight weeks before they drop out and pupate beneath the soil.

This is one of the only known examples of a botfly infecting a human eye. The case study was first published in the July 2000 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, and explains:

"A 5-YEAR-OLD boy with inferior orbital swelling and an erythematous mass arising from the inferior cul-de-sac of his right eye (Figure 1 and Figure 2 to the right) was seen by an Air Force Mobile Ophthalmic Surgical Team working in a rural area of the Republic of Honduras. The respiratory pore of a late-stage larva of the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) was located in the anterior orbit. The larva was gently removed under general anesthesia through a small incision in the conjunctiva (Figure 3, Figure 4, and Figure 5 to the right)."

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#3 - nephritho (05/11/2013) [-]
Imagine that in the hole of your dick.
User avatar #17 to #3 - RevengeNL (05/12/2013) [-]
There is a gif of a man with maggots in his dickhole
#18 to #17 - nephritho (05/12/2013) [-]
Do not want.
Do not want.
#2 - iamtheblackgoat (05/11/2013) [-]
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#8 - lucanri (05/12/2013) [-]
Not sure if this is relevent
Not sure if this is relevent
#7 - donbilbo (05/11/2013) [-]
Enough internet for today..
Enough internet for today..
#25 - andovaredoras (05/12/2013) [-]
How did it get there in the first place?
How did it get there in the first place?
User avatar #27 to #25 - darthdingo (05/13/2013) [-]
While they were sleeping?
#30 to #29 - darthdingo (05/13/2013) [-]
Can't be helped. Lots of things happen when you sleep.
Can't be helped. Lots of things happen when you sleep.
#31 to #25 - meinkompf (05/13/2013) [-]
It's actually pretty cool how this happens. Botflies are pretty big and noticable, so typically a human would notice them and swat them away. What botlifes do, then, is literally intercept a mosquito mid-flight, glue their eggs onto the mosquito, and then let the mosquito go. The mosquito then does its thing and goes to feed on a human. The human's body heat melts the glue stuff, and the eggs drop onto the human's skin. Once the egg hatches, the larva burrows into the human's skin and feeds until it gets about this size. Usually people just let the larva feed and leave on its own becauseif you pull it out it can be painful. The little black things on the larva are hooks that keep it latched on inside you, kind of like a porcupine's quill. To have it forcefully removed the least painfully requires surgical intervention.
#11 - tankeruber ONLINE (05/12/2013) [-]
Why.
#26 to #11 - frantasium (05/12/2013) [-]
Because I am awesome.
Because I am awesome.
#15 - drperzik (05/12/2013) [-]
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User avatar #28 to #15 - darthdingo (05/13/2013) [-]
While watching this gif, I had an itch on my leg just as I realized that it was a spider the frog saw. I almost screamed when I slapped the itch.
User avatar #4 - lickmybuttandballs (05/11/2013) [-]
Done, no more internet for you sir.
User avatar #1 - adremalech (05/11/2013) [-]
OH MY GOD THE TAGS
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