Stinging and Biting Insects

Honey Bees

The Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, (10mm) is smaller than the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, (15 mm) which is used for honey production in Australia. It tends to fly faster and more erratically. It is less hairy and has more prominent banding on the abdomen than the European h...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are best known for the blood sucking habit of the female and their potential as a threat to health and comfort of humans and livestock. The characteristic buzzing in the quiet of the night and ‘bites’ that lead to irritating lumps are also well known.

Flea

The most common species of flea in Australia is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. Also present is the dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis, and the human flea, Pulex irritans. The latter two species are relatively rare and, despite their common names cat fleas mostly infe...

European Wasp

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Paper Wasps

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