Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yet Another Hazard of the NC Wilderness

Asian Needle Ants.

Damn, just the name sends a shiver down the spine, don't it?

The Asian Needle Ant is long, slender and dark brown to black in color and known to sting humans. Because of its unique venom, the sting can be harmful even if a person is not allergic to other types of stings.

So, pretty toxic venom, for an ant.

Wikipedia entry here.

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