Maggot Zombies are a Zombie variant that spawn in the Graveyard mini-Biome, created when six or more Tombstones are present. When Maggot Zombies are killed, they will spawn up to three Maggots. These zombies have a more dreadful and rotten appearance than other Zombies, and the sprite also shows that they may be missing an eye.
Despite spawning Maggots on death and being relatively different from other Zombies, there is no Maggot Zombie Banner; instead, the ordinary Zombie Banner offers a buff against the Maggot Zombie.
The Maggots spawned upon death and the name in general could be a reference on how flies and maggots feast on rotten objects.
Its face and head somewhat resembles an insect’s head.
The Bestiary entry for the Maggot Zombie: "Wanders aimlessly to infest the living with undeath, unaware of its own maggoty infestation."