Table 3.2 More precise identification of the cause in accidents with venomous arthropods1 on the basis of the circumstances
Signs of paralysis due to attached ticks2?
Ticks, Biomedical database
Local or systemic envenoming due to a sting/bite?
Bees, wasps or ants
for more precise identification see Table 3.3
Local reactions due to a venomous secretion on the skin?
Tiny urticating hairs that penetrate the skin after contact or enter the airways or eyes from the air and lead to inflammatory reactions. Rarely also systemic effects.
Butterflies or their caterpillars, Biomedical database
Bird spiders, Biomedical database
2 Ticks may already have fallen off when the signs of paralysis are observed.