PS11 Stinging and Biting Pests | University of Missouri Extension

Reviewed January 2002

PS11, Stinging and Biting Pests

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Stinging and Biting Pests

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CoverWilfred S. Craig
Department of Entomology

Just how dangerous is a brown recluse? This publication features 11 full-color photos of insects that sting and bite, such as mosquitoes and yellowjackets. The reverse side provides characteristic breeding and appearance information as well as the effects of particular insect bites.


  • American dog tick
  • Black widow
  • Brown recluse spider
  • Deer fly
  • Honey bee
  • Io moth
  • Saddleback caterpillar
  • Sweat bees
  • Wheel bug


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