A blood feeding, filarial parasite thought to infect only other insects like wasps and beetles has infected me. The larvae of the Twisted-Wing (strepsiptera) was vectored by a grass fly (Stylogaster neglecta, I believe) which entered my forearm. Indentification of the twisted-wing male is conclusive because its two pair of wings, antennae, and very dark eyes.
I am wanting to contact an entomologist who can confirm this identification. I can find no case histories of human infestation by the Twisted-Wing. I have removed thousands of these from my skin over the past year. Anyone interested or able to help locate an entomologist who might be willing to identify these, please reply.