pseudomethoca simillima

Justin Orvel Schmidt is an American entomologist, author of The Sting of the Wild, and creator of the Schmidt sting pain index. According to him, the sting of a velvet ant is a 3 out of 4, equivalent to having boiling oil poured all over your hand.

Just another fun fact shared by the irrepressible Trisha Nicols on Insectopia.

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