Insects or Spiders That Bite or Sting

Challenge #119 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge show us photos of insects, spiders or other arthropods which can bite or sting us, (humans or animals.) Think mosquitos, ants, bees, wasps, venomous spiders such as the Black Widow in America, or the Redback in Australia, scorpions, etc. This challenge is NOT about insects stinging other insects or eating them. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. They need not be the 'venomous' rush to hospital kind, but those which are annoying when they bite, such as mosquitos, midges, bees etc. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry: 1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Sleepy Wasp
ants in communication
Bumble Bee
I can see you
I will bite you
Florida Garden Spider
Red Ants
Leaf cutter bee .
It is harvest time
Longicorn beetle_9866
Orb Weaver
Paper wasp
scorpian laden with new borns
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Female Red-Back Spider
Beware! Bull Ant!
My Least-Favourite Insect
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