Medical maggots in a doctor's gloved hands

Medical maggots in a doctor's gloved hands

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Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Maggots. Medical maggots being held in a doctor's gloved hands. Maggots, the larvae of certain species of fly, feed on dead and decaying matter. Sterile maggots can be used to treat septic wounds as they eat away all the dead tissue while leaving the healthy tissue to heal.

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Keywords: animal, fly, gloved hand, in doctor's hands, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, maggot, maggot therapy, maggots, maggots for, medical use, nature, septic wound, treatment, wildlife, wound, zoology

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