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Poisonous animals
 
Cnidarians (Jellyfish, Corals and Anemones)
 
Venomous fish
 
Scorpions
 
Spiders
 
Hymenopterans (Bees, Wasps and Ants)
 
Sea snakes
 
Terrestrial snakes
 
Miscellaneous animals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Table 3.2 More precise identification of the cause in accidents with venomous arthropods on the basis of the circumstances

 

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? yes   Ticks, Biomedical database
no      
       
Local or systemic envenoming due to a sting/bite? yes   Scorpions
Spiders
Bees, wasps or ants
Centipedes
for more precise identification see Table 3.3
no      
       
Local reactions due to a venomous secretion on the skin? yes  

Beetles, Biomedical database
Millipedes, Biomedical database

no      
       
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
1 Stings from blood-sucking insects, in particular mosquitoes, flies and horseflies, can also cause local or allergic reactions.
2 Ticks may already have fallen off when the signs of paralysis are observed.