Got stung by a weard looking wasp, what is it?

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    I was lying in the bed watching a movie when...Bam! got stung on the side of my face (hurt like hell) I jumped up and found this wasp on my pillow so I took some pictures fast then the little f**ker flew off...:bang:

    any you gurus know what this bug is?

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    Hurt for a good hour then all was good but damn...it still hurt.
     
  2. Extraordinary

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    That's the 'Reaper Wasp' - named as such due to it burying it's eggs under the skin of the victim it stings, which hatch and eat their way out of the skin between 30-45 days

    Only joking, no idea, don't think we have those in the UK, never seen one before anyway
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    hahaha^ you scared the sh*t out of me...good one :pipe:
     
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    xeph Master Guru

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    im no expert but that doesnt look like a wasp.
     

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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    That's what my GF said to...she said she's seen these bugs all her life and never been stung...
     
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    :D lol
     
  9. scatman839

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    they don't sting but they do on occasion bite
     
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    This thing has no way to bite or sting.

    To OP:
    That thing you took photos of has many characteristics of Dragonfly.
    Dragonflies can bite since they are predatory and live by catching small stuff around. But I do not know about any poisonous. (And they have no stingers.)

    What is weird to me is length of antennas, as very few Dragonflies have them long enough for being even visible without magnification. And that it has only 2 wings, which means, it is not Dragonfly. That brings it into wasps category.

    And I am sorry to say, but it looks like some branch of "Ophion Wasp" as they have those long antennas with many segments. Ass which looks like it can't sting, but it actually can. And it is that parasitic kind which really lays egg into victims.

    Here is some info about genus, it has many subspecies:
    http://www.arkive.org/ichneumon-wasp/ophion-luteus/
     

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    That is an NSA bug, it is actually mechanical in nature. You are being tracked.
     
  12. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Well, that's just great...so Extraordinary's joke could be true that its parasitic kind which really lays egg into victims...now I'm scared again :bang:.....:)
     
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    That would be spooky, totally just made that up

    If it's laid anything in you, I'm sure you'll know by constant irritation and swelling

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    Found this:
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    Yellow ophions lay their eggs inside the body of caterpillars through a hair-like ovipositor. They have also been known to use this ovipositor in a defensive way when they feel threatened. The 'sting' of Ophion can cause some discomfort, so it's possible that the insect injects some irritant.
    http://www.uksafari.com/yellow_ophion.htm
     

  16. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Damn^...after reading that.....

    "Ichneumon wasps are parasitoids; females lay their eggs on a caterpillar/airbud and the wasp larva burrows into and develops inside this host, eating its internal tissues and eventually killing it after it pupates. The adult ichneumon flies emerge from the remains of the dead host and are active at night."


    I think I need a beer.....
     
  17. Extraordinary

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    Or a scalpel and a mirror lol
     
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    Dont eat spaghetti, seen what happened on the alien movie.
     
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    Dude...you're done. Say goodbye to the ones you love and speak to the one ones you hate. This might be the last chance you have...




    Isn;t that a big moskito/fly of some kind? lol
     
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    omg guys, stop scaring the poor chap...lol you will be fine just a silly bite!
     

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