Tag Archives: Stings

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Vector Spotlight: “Wheel Bug”

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arilus cristatus By Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, AVMS member The wheel bug is a large, predatory insect native to North America and is a common inhabitant of gardens and yards. Wheel bugs get their common name from the large, rounded extension of the exoskeleton that protrudes from the dorsal thorax. This wheel-shaped extension is […]

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FDA Approves First Scorpion Sting Antidote

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FDA Approves First Scorpion Sting Antidote Once stung, twice shy‖ are words to live by in the Southwestern United States, where about 11,000 people a year are stung by scorpions in Arizona alone. Though rarely life threatening, scorpion stings can be extremely pain-ful, causing numbness and burning at the wound site. And there’s been little […]

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