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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Fruit Flies in my scalp


Times tickin wrote at 2008-08-18 05:07:00
My experience with doctors has been the same, no real scientific interest in the possibility of a type of fly, gnat or some type in the body.  Why I ask (not expecting an answer) if it is possible for animals to be infested with larvae, maggots then why not humans too. One example is the grub fly which take up residence in the cow until it matures and makes its way out.  There are literally hundreds of animal illnesses that humans have experiences as well.  Why not, say biting midges, or some other small insect like the "white fly parasite" it is actually a wasp used as a biological control agent. Please note the biological control parasites used in greenhouses and farming have been virtually unregulated and the effects of theses "biological control" agents on humans have not been investigated. Just thinking.

Herbert Laws wrote at 2015-11-09 17:04:58
I wrote a long account but after reading the No spam guar it disappeared.  Too bad.  I am esp. insects nesting in my scalp, and everyone should know of this exp.  Too bad.

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Ed Saugstad


Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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