Living With Arthropod Venom

Centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes
Photo: Scott Stockwell

Many people receive bites and stings from venomous arthropods every year. These events are rarely lethal. Anaphylactic response to the venom is a factor in most all cases of mortality. People in the US are most afraid of spiders, particularly the Black Widow and Brown Recluse. Between 6-7 people per year die from spider bites in the US every year. Bees and wasps pose a greater risk: Between 50 and 60 people die from bee and wasp…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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