How Do You Identify An Insect Based On The Mark Of Its Sting?
The type of wound or skin rash you develop following an insect sting can be used to identify the insect concerned. Also, while it may be difficult, careful observation of what the insect does immediately after stinging you can also help to identify it. If you have been stung by an insect and you feel that its identification may be useful for the physician who attends to the wound, you should take the following steps. Observe the site of the sting at regular intervals following the incident in order to see what develops on the surrounding skin. Look for hives developing more or less immediately and a pustules developing as much as a day later to identify the insect sting as that of a fire ant. Look for swelling and redness, possibly covering a large wide area surrounding the sting site. This will most likely identify the sting as that of a wasp or bee. Look for blue or purple areas surrounding the wound. This will indicate that it is possibly a bite from a brown recluse spider or a blac