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It ain't hornets

Postby Jogeephus » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:56 am

Anyone ever seen a tiny insect - beetle type thing - that is about the size of a fire ant that spits out an acid that burns like a yellow jacket sting? Been working in Hades lately and I've run into one of these devils every day so far and they hurt almost as much as a yellow jacket sting and will burn for several minutes. I can't really describe what they look like because I smash them on reflex as soon as they set fire to me but all I can really describe is the smashed carcass looks beetle-like and no bigger than an ant. Any ideas what this creature from he77 might be called?
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Jogeephus wrote:Anyone ever seen a tiny insect - beetle type thing - that is about the size of a fire ant that spits out an acid that burns like a yellow jacket sting? Been working in Hades lately and I've run into one of these devils every day so far and they hurt almost as much as a yellow jacket sting and will burn for several minutes. I can't really describe what they look like because I smash them on reflex as soon as they set fire to me but all I can really describe is the smashed carcass looks beetle-like and no bigger than an ant. Any ideas what this creature from he77 might be called?


Bombardier beetle
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Postby callmefence » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 pm

A flying acid spitting fire ant.
That's great news..
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Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:04 pm

Red wood ants?
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Postby callmefence » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:14 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Red wood ants?


They'll bite the snot outta you. But I never seen em spit acid.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_beetle

They sound friendly.


Need to keep them over with Jo and Sky. I don't want to share.
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:40 pm

Those are nasty little creatures!
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Postby slick4591 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:47 pm

Could this be your guy?

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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:39 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_beetle

They sound friendly.


Need to keep them over with Jo and Sky. I don't want to share.


I'll second that.
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Postby Bestoutwest » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:21 pm

slick4591 wrote:Could this be your guy?

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There are kids that look at this board.....


Jo, the thing that's getting you, is it black? I got stung and my son got stung by something that was small and black, hurt like he//, too. Also, I have seen a couple of mini hornets this year as well.
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Postby dun » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:32 pm

Sweat bee
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:34 pm

dun wrote:Sweat bee


Those little jokers will eat you alive! :x
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Postby slick4591 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:48 pm

Bestoutwest wrote:
slick4591 wrote:Could this be your guy?

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There are kids that look at this board.....

snip...


Must be your brain is wired goofy. That's a real ant and it is pictured somewhere on this page. Enjoy the hunt.
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Re: It ain't hornets

Postby Bestoutwest » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm

dun wrote:Sweat bee

Nope, I've never had a problem with them. This is what you're thinking of, correct?
https://beeinformed.org/2012/10/01/sweat-bees/
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