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A group of astronauts travel to a mysterious planet where they find an empty city. One of the crew is stung by a "bee" and when they begin traveling back to Earth the swollen sting area hatches and the crew are attacked by a swarm of "bees" that have been growing inside the crew member.

I read this story at least 20 years ago in a short story anthology book from the school library and would love to read it again!

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This reminds me of Asimov's “Each an Explorer”, but that's probably not the same story you're asking about... –  C.B. Jun 2 '13 at 0:13
Reminds me a little of The Meddler by Philip K Dick. A man makes 'time dips' to investigate a problem ( cannot remember the details of it) . I do remember that at one point in his travels he is attached by a swarm of bee/butterfly like insects and has to rush back to him time-pod machine. He returns to his present time, but I think one of the future insects has hitched a ride back and is the ultimate cause for the problem he was investigating. –  Rob Jun 5 '14 at 16:39

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