What happens if you get stung by a parasitic wasp?

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What happens if you get stung by a parasitic wasp?

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answered Jun 28 by dragon87 (1,670 points)
If you get stung by a parasitic wasp you'll most often experience symptoms such as headache, giddiness, nausea, pain at the sting sites, shortness of breath, and anaphylactic responses.

The parasitoid wasp, C. gallicola, has a diminutive stinger and stings if it is irritated.

The size of an Australian Spider wasp is around 2 inches in length or between 5 to 35 mm.

The spider wasps include the largest members of the order; some exceed 5 cm (2 inches) in length.

Most of the spider wasps are 1.0 to 2.5 cm (0.4 to 1 inch) long.

The slender body is usually dark; in many cases the wings are smoky or yellowish.

There are tarantula hawk wasps in Australia.

Worldwide distribution of tarantula hawks includes areas from India to Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

Tarantula hawk species have been observed from as far north as Logan, Utah and south as far as Argentina, with at least 250 species living in South America.

A big orange wasp is called a murder hornet.

The Asian giant hornet, including the color form referred to as the Japanese giant hornet, is the world's largest hornet.

It is native to temperate and tropical East Asia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and parts of the Russian Far East.

Hornet stings are worse than wasps stings.

Especially a sting from a bald faced hornet which is several times worse than a wasp sting.

Hornets are worse than wasps in terms of stings although most hornets are less aggressive towards humans when not provoked.

Stings from a hornet are also more painful to humans than typical wasp stings because of the chemicals found in hornet venom.

Individual hornets can also sting you repeatedly, unlike honey bees.

Bald faced hornets do eat yellow jackets.

Other hornets also prey on and eat yellow jackets as well.

Bald faced hornets do sometimes eat honey bees and they can kill honey bees although the bald faced hornet does not focus on hone bees although they can kill them and eat them.

With a name resembling the nemesis of a super hero, the bald-faced hornet is bad news for honey bee hives.

It's a large species of yellowjacket, black and white, and builds large paper-like nests in trees.

Bald faced hornets do hibernate during the winter.

Common sites for a bald faced hornet nests include tree hollows and on dense shrubs and trees.

A queen looking for somewhere to overwinter may move indoors through gaps in roofing or around eaves.

The life cycle of the bald-faced hornet begins in the spring.

Fertilized queens hibernate during the winter, but once it warms up, they become active again.

At that point, they choose a sheltered area and begin building their nest.

A bald faced hornet takes around 2 months to build the bald faced hornet nest.

Bald faced hornets add a layer to their nest about every 2 days or so.

The difference between a hornet and a bald faced hornet is the bald faced hornet is more of a wasp and related to the wasp family while the hornet is a hornet and the bald faced hornet really is not a hornet.

While they are called “hornets” the bald faced hornets are technically members of the wasp family, like Yellow Jackets and Paper Wasps.

Similarly to other wasps, Bald-Faced Hornets have a long, thin bodies that are black.

A bald faced hornet sting is very painful and it's similar to the feeling of getting your hand smashed in a door.

Bald-Faced Hornets can sting multiple times because their stingers are not barbed.

A Bald-Faced Hornet's sting is painful because it contains a venom.

The venom injected by the stinger can make the stings hurt, itch and swell for about 24 hours.

Bald-faced hornets are poisonous and can cause a very painful sting.

If you get stung by a bald faced hornet you should see a doctor or go to urgent care just to be safe.

If you notice any swelling or other allergic reaction get to the emergency room.

The wasp that is black with white stripes is the bald faced hornet.

Bald-faced hornets are more closely related to yellow jackets than they are hornets.

The body of the bald-faced hornet is black in color, and its face is marked with white.

Bald-faced hornets are larger than most yellow jackets, with workers ranging from 15 to 20 mm or more.

A Bald-Faced Hornet's sting is painful because it contains a venom.

The venom injected by the stinger can make the stings hurt, itch and swell for about 24 hours.

Baldfaced hornets have large white spots on their faces.
A bald-faced hornet gathering wood fibers to expand the carton of its nest.
A bald-face hornet sipping nectar from golden rod.
Bald-faced hornet nests are usually suspended in trees.

Bald-faced hornets can be quite aggressive when their space is invaded or the nest is disturbed, presenting a significant stinging hazard.

It is reported that they will go for the facial area when they attack humans.

To effectively kill a baldfaced hornet nest, you have to spray inside the opening of the nest, which is dangerous.

Bald faced hornet nest removal becomes necessary when the nest is close enough to the house that they become a threat to you or family members.

They will build nests in hedges, on the sides of houses, underneath carports, inside barns, attics, and even the underside of sturdy patio furniture.

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