• ants
  • Solenopsis are stinging ants and most of their common names reflect this, for example, ginger ants and tropical fire ants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bodies of mature fire ants, like the bodies of all typical mature insects, are divided into three sections: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen, with three pairs of legs and a pair of antennae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Very few predators eat these ants due to their sting, but their larvae are often consumed by blindsnakes and echidnas, and a number of parasites infect both adults and brood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myrmecia stings are very potent, and the venoms from these ants are among the most toxic in the insect world. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a survey conducted in South Carolina, 33,000 people (or 94 per 10,000 population) received medical attention due to red imported fire ants, and 660 people (1.9 per 10 000 population) were treated for anaphylaxis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Texas, 79% of participants in a survey stated they had been stung by red imported fire ants, while 20% had not. (wikipedia.org)
  • 61% of West Texans state they had been stung by the ants before, compared to 90% in central Texas, 89% in east Texas, 86% in the gulf coastal regions, 78% in the south and 72% in the north. (wikipedia.org)
  • causes
  • Patients with mastocytosis constitutively produce large quantities of alpha-tryptase, while individuals with anaphylaxis from other causes have normal levels of alpha-tryptase at baseline between episodes of anaphylaxis. (medscape.com)
  • painful
  • For humans, this is a painful sting, a sensation similar to what one feels when burned by fire (hence the name) and the after effects of the sting can be deadly to sensitive people. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stinging insects produce a painful swelling of the skin, the severity of the lesion varying according to the location of the sting, the identity of the insect and the sensitivity of the subject. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stings of most of these species can be quite painful, and are therefore keenly avoided by many people. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bite itself may be painful thus resulting in poor sleep and worse work performance. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are characterised by their extreme aggressiveness, ferocity, and painful stings. (wikipedia.org)
  • spiders
  • Bites from more dangerous insects (such as black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, and scorpions) are rare but life threatening, and must be treated in an emergency room. (kidshealth.org)
  • Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. (healthtap.com)
  • Spiders only bite, although some tarantulas have urticating hairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are omnivores, and feed on other insects including caterpillars and spiders, as well as honey water. (wikipedia.org)
  • strongly barbed
  • Unlike most other stings, honey bee workers' stings are strongly barbed and lodge in the flesh of mammals upon use, tearing free from the honey bee's body, killing the bee within minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myrmecia
  • The ant was first identified in 1858 by British entomologist Frederick Smith in his Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum part VI, under the binomial name Myrmecia pilosula from specimens he collected in Hobart in Tasmania. (wikipedia.org)
  • People
  • Of people who go to a hospital with anaphylaxis in the United States about 0.3% die. (dbpedia.org)
  • And, just like in people most snake bites require a few days of care in our hospital. (mysanantonio.com)
  • This is the typical response for all biting insects and many people have this common reaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States, more than 40 million people live in areas infested with fire ant populations and 14 million people are stung by them annually. (wikipedia.org)
  • 51% of people who relocated themselves to infested areas report getting stung within three weeks after arrival. (wikipedia.org)
  • triggers
  • Physical factors such as exercise (known as exercise-induced anaphylaxis) or temperature (either hot or cold) may also act as triggers through their direct effects on mast cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • stinger
  • A few insects leave their stinger in the wound, but this is overstated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although it is widely believed that a worker honey bee can sting only once, this is a partial misconception: although the stinger is in fact barbed so that it lodges in the victim's skin, tearing loose from the bee's abdomen and leading to its death in minutes, this only happens if the skin of the victim is sufficiently thick, such as a mammal's. (wikipedia.org)
  • The queen bee has a barbed but smoother stinger and can, if need be, sting skin-bearing creatures multiple times, but the queen does not leave the hive under normal conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2 minutes later 6 minutes later, after the stinger has been removed 27 minutes later A bee sting 1 day after The stinger consists of three parts: a stylus and two barbed slides (or lancets), one on either side of the stylus. (wikipedia.org)
  • repeatedly
  • Treatment requires keeping the person from being repeatedly bitten and possible symptomatic use of antihistamines and corticosteroids (either topically or systemically). (wikipedia.org)
  • responses
  • Individual responses to bites vary, ranging from no visible effect (in about 20-70%), to small macular spots, to prominent wheals and bullae formations along with intense itching that may last several days. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common
  • Anaphylaxis isn't common. (akronchildrens.org)
  • Horse-flies or horseflies (for other names, see common names) are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera. (wikipedia.org)
  • Apart from the common name "horse-flies", broad categories of biting, bloodsucking Tabanidae are known by a large number of common names. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bed bug bites are caused by bed bugs primarily of two species Cimex lectularius (the common bed bug) and Cimex hemipterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • fire ant
  • A survey conducted in China shows that one-third of participants in infested areas were victims of red imported fire ant stings. (wikipedia.org)