Thursday, January 23, 2014

Polistes - paper wasps

I got stung today in the garden by these little wasps.They are Polistes paper wasps. The sting was very painful but soon went after applying ice blocks for about 15mins.

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1 comment: said...

When closing my pool in September I ran into a whole bunch - I counted about a dozen stings - my arm swelled - not too much -used ice too - really red took forever to heal and I still have dark marks and two still flare up - they are really nasty little things