BLACK AND YELLOW CRICKET/BEE LIKE INSECT SUSPECTED TO BE CAUSE OF TODDLER WOUNDS, COULD YOU IDENTIFY?
There has been a few of these bugs found in my parents home. At the same time there has been mysterious bug bites on my niece who is 2.5 years old. It seems to be a small red mark that takes a long time to go away and it seems to be painful and itchy. Below is a description as best as I could observe of a captured specimen.
Cricket like rear legs
black and yellow mid section
brown and black legs
brown cylinder neck
head is half the size of neck
small black and possibly white eyes
antennas is about 1/4-1/2 inch long
antennas curve sharply at the end
four like teeth at the far end and bottom of face less than 1 mm long
may have had a stinger like back end, (damaged from capture)
tends to crawl, but has been seen to fly
wings tend to make the color of the mid section
bottom of the insect though has the same color as wings
please contact me if you really have a clue of what it could be, i have looked through all the pictures and cannot find a match.
email is email@example.com
thank you if you could get some kind of answers ASAP.
Also we have already gone to the doctor about the wounds and he said that it looks similar to spider bites, but unsure. Cannot pursue very easily using doctors advice, due to lack of health insurance.
Contributed by JJG4EVER on 2 August, 2008 - 10:10pm
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