This foot-long, gray-and-black-striped insect looks like a cross between a bee and fly, with an over-sized head and bulbous eyes.
Giant Botfly CR 1/3
Speed 5 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee sting +4 (1d2-4 plus infestation)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks infestation
Upon each successful sting attack, the giant botfly implants an egg in the victim subcutaneously. Each implanted egg reacts to the warmth of the victim’s body, triggering its hatching. One day later, the egg releases a pupa that devours the host’s flesh as it develops, growing to the size of a small mouse, at which point it reaches its larval stage. If left untreated, the larva continues to develop until it kills the host or 1 week has passed, at which point it burrows out of the body and drops to the ground, where it transforms into an adult giant botfly. Individual larvae may be squeezed or cut out of the host with a DC 10 Heal check, though each attempt inflicts 1d4 points of damage whether or not it’s successful. A remove disease spell destroys all larvae without further harm to the host.
Environment warm jungle
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (10-30)
Botflies are perhaps the most disgusting vermin. Explorers tell sickening tales of removing maggots from living hosts or worse, comrades eaten alive by larvae. Once a botfly finds a warm-blooded host, it uses its proboscis to insert eggs into the host’s flesh. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed upon the host until they mature into adult flies and exit.
Pathfinder Chronicles: Heart of the Jungle. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Tim Hitchcock, Jason Nelson, Amber Scott, Chris Self, and Todd Stewart.