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Insect Bite

A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insects stinger into skin.

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Evolution of itch

... are poisonous enough to cause serious damage, and smacking a poisonous insect like a wasp is a bad idea anyway, since it usually just provokes a ... evolved to drive off the potentially-nasty bug before it has time to bite or lay eggs or do other unwanted stuff. So, all this may or may not ...

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by biohazard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of itch
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... F. Day, of the University of Florida's Medical Entomology Laboratory, insects can transmit viruses in two ways, mechanically and biologically. ... by horseflies. These flies are "pool feeders"; their bite causes a small puddle of blood to form, and they immerse their mouthparts, ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Replies: 21
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Help ID'ing tick-like insect

... acres of tall grass, bushes and shrubbery. I have been finding this insect on/in my clothing when I come in after walking outside. I have not yet had one bite me (not that I've noticed anyway!). It looks like some sort of tick I think, but it ...

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by kcharles
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
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... an anticoagulant saliva through their mouthparts when they start a bite. That's how malaria and West Nile virus work. Because of the first problem, it's unlikely that HIV will transfer through any kind of biting insect, even ones with simpler transfer systems.

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by Darby
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Replies: 21
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

I apprecite you beetle both about awareness of invertebrate to world and insect bhobia. Its not that world can not apprecite insect and other organisms ... fact that "SIZE DOESN'T MATTER ALWAYS, BUT NUMBER DO".... One bite of COBRA makes man dead, But one sting of honey bee can make sense ...

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by sachin
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
Replies: 275
Views: 144647
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