The human botfly, also known as the American warble fly attaches their eggs to a host, typically a mosquito, and when the mosquito feeds on a host (like a human,) the eggs hatch and use the mosquitoes bite as an entry into the skin. The larvae then develops in the subcutaneous layers just below the skin and feeds on the host. The larvae has to have an open hole in the skin to breathe though and to get out of after around 6 to 8 weeks. Humans rarely get infected since the larvae fly can only survive if the wound does not get infected.
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