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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: WHAT bit/stung me??

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Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
12:47 AM

Post #3612236

I was sitting on the ground pulling weeds when all of the sudden my thigh burned. It was worse than a bite but not quite a bee sting. I looked down to see a bug with I think three sections, could have been two. It was black with three legs on each side and had antennas. The rear section was curled up in the air like a scorpion does and had orange down the sides. I'm sorry I didn't get a better look before I sent him to his maker!

The bite/sting, looked like it took out a piece of my leg and bled a bit. Then it was followed by swelling like a mosquito bite. I'm still alive. LOL
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
1:26 AM

Post #3612403

Gee badseed Thats horrible experience!! Sorry to hear that!! Go to page 3 in this forum , I believe the 5th bug pic down... See if that was what you seen...
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
1:37 AM

Post #3612452

Hello Iris!

I just looked at every critter on page 3 and didn't see it. The fifth post is some caterpillar? I'm still looking.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
1:47 AM

Post #3612504

After doing some quick searching and looking at some pics, I think it might have been an Assassin bug! The description of the "fang like mouth leaving a nasty bite" sounds about right. LOL I'll have to looks some more.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #3612522

Hmmm, I wonder why it's not there for you, I know it's on page 3, but, anyways, I do believe it ís' an assasin bug Will this help... ( Hope I did this right) ...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4309
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2007
1:57 AM

Post #3612537

Hi IRIS and Badseed

Each of us can set our preferences for a different number of posts per page, so if they're set differently it won't be the same for different people. That's a good guess Iris, I could't think of anything... probably no scorpions in Ohio of any consequence.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
2:02 AM

Post #3612563

Thanks so much for the up-date claypa, I didn't think about that at all. I hope there are no scorpions in ohio, Or my area, Those things give me the willys!! LOL!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
2:05 AM

Post #3612576

Good catch on the settings Clay! I had forgotten about that. I have my set high for the number of posts per page.

That is definitely my bug! And it does hurt when they get ya! I looked at it for a few minutes trying to figure out if it bit me or stung me and assumed it was the rear that got me the way it was curled up. I guess that is a defense mechanism!

I actually googled "ohio six legged bug sting" to get my answer. It's funny to see what combination works. LOL
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
2:08 AM

Post #3612589

I'm glad you know what it was badseed, It's a horrible feeling when you get bit/stung by something and you don't know what it is.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
2:14 AM

Post #3612613

Well, I wasn't feeling too bad about it until I started reading about them. LOL Feeling pretty glad I don't live in South America right now. Ewwwwww.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
3:45 PM

Post #3614295

Are they worst in South america, I haven't really read up on them. Hopimg I don't get bit/stung, I'm always siting on the ground picking weeds too or putting plants in.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
3:50 PM

Post #3614311

One of the sites I read actually said the assassin bugs there can inject bacteria that causes a bad disease. Here, found it! http://www.exn.ca/Bugs/AssassinBugs.cfm
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2007
4:00 PM

Post #3614356

OMG!! Thats scarry!! Thanks for the link!!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #3631487

Unfortunately I found a third one! I got a pic this time too! LOL (The second got crushed like the first. This one got to live because I was busy.)

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Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2007
1:11 AM

Post #3631498

Here is a picture of it's lovely "fang like mouth". I still have a scab from the one that bit me!

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2007
3:14 PM

Post #3633278

Yikes-Scarry!! Looks like the like to hang around the daylilys too!
tmbolin
crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2007
8:01 AM

Post #3644339

Chelle, please keep these icky things in Ohio. Never seen one, don't ever WANT to see one! Sorry about your bite though. My moto: Squish first ask questions later

Tina
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #3645161

LOL Tina! Generally if they don't bite me, I leave them be. I try to figure out what things are before I crunch them. Luckily I know what lady bug babies look like cuz they are are ugly! And some of the lovely butterfly babies that DON'T eat everything in site. LOL I have to constantly tell myself (most) spiders are good bugs, just creepy. I'm allergic to bees which makes gardening a great career but I try to avoid them. Posting a picture of a tussock moth kept me and the kids from playing with one yesterday. I don't really like "bugs" but I'm working on it!
tmbolin
crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2007
11:39 PM

Post #3650191

MY head knows that logic but its just a knee jerk reflex. I see a big, bad(or not) bug and I either run or squish. I just can't help myself. Maybe I should join Bud Murderers Anonymous!

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