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What bug bit me,help identify? Pics

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Hello All,
I got bitten by a bug today and am wondering if somebody might be able to identify this creature.
When it bit me the pain was almost overpowering, which was so weird. I have been stung by bees before, this was way worse.
The skin around the area got red and blotchy and there was a bulls eye circle. The pain did not easy up until about 20 minutes later. Now there is no redness anymore, just the bite itself, which is a red little dot. But my lymphnodes are now swollen in my groin area. I got bitten on my inner upper thigh, about 6 hours ago.
It reminds me of a tick bite, but the bug looks nothing like a tick, and I have had many people look at it, nobody can seem to identify it. It also does not look like a spider either. The body is almost triangular shaped, with a hard shell, and the legs are rather long.
I hope the pic upload works....my first time doing this.
Thanks for any input.
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Interesting pictures and I cannot help you at all.
I can tell you that I got bit by an unknown bug 3 years ago and I too had swelling in my glands.
I waved it off as a nuisance that day, but I awoke at 3 am and could not feel my face or more specifically my lips at all.
It was just like after a visit to the dentist after the freezing.
The wife drove me to the hospital and they kept me there all night because they were worried about my air way closing up.
Point of my post here is don't be alone for the next 24 hours or so and be aware of your body.
Regards, Iwinder
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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reply to post by komisch
 


Put some Manuka or raw honey on the bite, this should stop any infection



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Stinkus Bugicus.

Or Stink Bug.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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reply to post by OnionChanneler
 

Thank you, does look a lot like it. Do they bite though? And wouldn't they be stinky once killed? Just wondering, but yeah, so far the closest. Thank you much.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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It doesn't have the same coloring as a stink bug, although the shape is similar. I can't tell from your picture, does it have 8 legs?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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It would be easier for members to identify if you told us a general location.
Looks a but like a squished stinkbug, but that's a big reaction for a stink bug.
How big would you say it was, tick-sized or bigger?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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...a red wasp?... an army ant?... i'm not sure what that is...

...if you're having issues, go the er... if you're just uncomfortable, heres an old timey solution that works on boils / cysts and spider bites but i offer no guarantees...

...cut a slice from a raw potato and put it on the bite... put the rest of the potato in the freezer for a bit to chill it good, then keep in the refrigerator... for the next few hours, put a cold piece on the bite and when your body warms it up, throw it away and get another piece... either it'll draw the toxin out or it wont...

...i've heard benedryl helps... good luck...



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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reply to post by komisch
 
I once accidently grabbed a wasp nest when removing some things for my grandparents. Countless stings, my hand ballooned up to the size of a catchers mitt.
My grandmother made a poultice of water and meat tenderizer. (the meat tederizer breaks down proteins as in venom)

In an hour I was fine.

Just a thought.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Location: Vermont. I was sitting in the grass, talking to my friend, got up, walked around and then, about 5 minutes later had this sharp pain on my upper inner thigh. It must have crawled into my pants.
It is bigger than a tick, even after the tick is full of blood. About the size of a pointer fingers nail (women), but not bigger.
The shell is hard, triangular shaped and...how many legs, I don't know, because a few broke off.
Thanks for everybody's input. Much appreciated.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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The image looks like a spider to me but
I can't tell what kind and it may not even
be a spider. If you start feeling bad or
the bite site starts looking worse get
to the ER. I hope you don't have to do
this and it gets better. The spider I am
most afraid of is the Brown Recluse, see
if you can find an image of that spider
for comparison.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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You've been assassinated....
looks like the assassin beetle
Check 4th bug down

Kissed by the Kissing Beetle


Sorry for laughing as I'm fully aware these little buggers have painful bites. Have felt the Kiss and been Assassinated by both these types.
edit on 20-8-2011 by LexiconV because: saying sorry.....:-)



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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reply to post by Iwinder
 

Thanks for your thoughts/warning. Nothing to mess with, I know. I am an RN, and gladly know what signs to look out for though.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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...i've heard benedryl helps... good luck...
They gave me a shot of that in the ass in the hospital, it may not have been benedryl but it was something like it.
anyways it brought down the swelling fast enough that I could actually speak clearly after about 4 hours.
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Oh wow!!! Funny, and...might be just that. I have read the pain hurts 10 times worse than a hornet. That was the weirdest part, the tremendous pain that did not ease up. You might be right. I was trying to find a pic of the belly, since the belly of 'my' bug is rather distinct, but so far no luck.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by komisch
reply to post by Iwinder
 

Thanks for your thoughts/warning. Nothing to mess with, I know. I am an RN, and gladly know what signs to look out for though.



You are welcome, hope you get this sorted out and have no untoward effects because of this bite.
I am curious to see if someone can identify this bug.
Maybe it was my biter too? Ontario here.
Regards,Iwinder



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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bugguide.net...

6 legs triangular or leaf shaped and bits... If you check the pics on the above site you will see the wheel bug fits the scenarios. It really hard to tell by looking at a half smashed bug. But these do come in brown and black as well..
Therian



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Yeah... look sorry bout laughing. They hurt big time. I'm dead set wary of them. Took me a little while to find second pic and a link.to the species that looked more like your pics.


Btw... you need to be aware that these critters can cause an infection. Mine was local to the wound as I treated it straight away and kept up with it.
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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I thought it was
Red Velvet (Cow Killer Ant) Wasp Stock Photos

But they are only in the south.

They are a wingless wasp. very pretty
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Looks like a weevil.

Heres some links with pictures of what matches that color, pattern and shape:

www.ozanimals.com...

en.wikipedia.org...

pestcontrolnewmarket.com...

oregonstate.edu...
edit on 20-8-2011 by VenomVile.6 because: (no reason given)



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