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    Botfly, Giant

    This foot-long, gray-and-black-striped insect looks like a cross between a bee and fly, with an oversized head and bulbous eyes.

    Giant Botfly
    CR 1/3

    XP 135
    N Tiny vermin
    Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

     DEFENSE

    AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
    hp 4 (1d8)

    Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +0
    Immune mind-affecting effects

     OFFENSE
    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
     STATISTICS

    Str 2, Dex 14, Con 10, Int , Wis 11, Cha 2
    Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 6

    Feats Weapon FinesseB
    Skills Fly +10, Stealth +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth

     SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Infestation (Ex)

    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. Ifleft 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.

    Giant botfly larvae: infestation; save Fort DC 10; onset 1 day; frequency 1/day for 1 week; effect 1 Con damage per larva.

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