I have been tagged by Myrmecos for the meme Things That Have Stung Me. So here are the rules:
- List all the things that have stung you.
- Bites don’t count.
- Pass the meme to 3 or more other bloggers you suspect have also been well-zinged.
I hate to admit it, but my stinging history is not as colorful (and painful) as one might suspect. So here are the things that have stung me:
Apis mellifera (honeybees)
Lasioglossum sp. (sweat bees) Don’t fold your arms when they are drinking sweat from them.
Osmia sp.: This one I deserved. I was learning how to catch and place bees into insect vials. I accidentally squeezed the the bee between the vial wall and my finger. I learned very quickly after that.
various Vespula sp. (yellow-jackets)
I don’t know what ant stung me. All I know is it was in my pants (after a research trip), it stung me 3 times and left my right leg numb, and in pain with 3 large bruises. By the time I stopped the car, pulled my pants down, it was rolled in a ball and I quickly tossed it out the window.
Now, here are people I would like to know about:
2. bug girl