stinging insect

stinging insect

Entomology A hymenopteran that stings Types Aphids–eg, honeybees, bumblebees; vespids–eg, hornets, yellow jackets; wasps; stinging apparatus consists of a venom-filled sac attached to a barbed stinger; the multiple barbs on the honeybee's stinger cause it to detach, resulting in the honeybee's death; the vespid stinger has fewer barbs, allowing it to sting many times. See Hymenopteran hypersensitivity, Venom.
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"I said all along I was going to Mexico; I've been saying so for years!" cried Robert, in an excited and irritable tone, with the air of a man defending himself against a swarm of stinging insects.
He had entitled the story "Adventure," and it was the apotheosis of adventure - not of the adventure of the storybooks, but of real adventure, the savage taskmaster, awful of punishment and awful of reward, faithless and whimsical, demanding terrible patience and heartbreaking days and nights of toil, offering the blazing sunlight glory or dark death at the end of thirst and famine or of the long drag and monstrous delirium of rotting fever, through blood and sweat and stinging insects leading up by long chains of petty and ignoble contacts to royal culminations and lordly achievements.
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Don't try to train your indoor cat--who is hardwired to pursue prey--not to chase, swat or eat a wayward stinging insect. As for a skunk encounter, your indoor-outdoor cat may try to duel a hungry skunk over a bowl of kibble left on your porch.
The US Army Medical Command issued a stinging insect policy providing additional assessment and management guidance of Soldiers with a possible allergy to stings.
On one rock ledge where they slept, they found scorpions, bullet ants (the world's most painful stinging insect) crawling through their boots and sleeping bags.
Pat A If a pet suddenly begins drooling, this can be a response to something they have eaten, such as a stinging insect or a poisonous substance.
Then he said "mosquito." I started looking around for a small, pesky, stinging insect. I thought he was concerned that it would get into the open wound.
* Avoid the "territory" of the stinging insect's nest.
Introductory chapters addressing the human immune response, environmental allergens, and the different types of allergy testing are followed by chapters on common allergic reactions--rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, allergic eye disease, asthma, urticaria and angioedema, atopic and contact dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stinging insect allergy.