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
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.
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.
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
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!