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PostSubject: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi all,

Please do not try to touch this fly if you do come across.

My golf buddy got his hand "burn" when he touch this insect when he was looking for his ball near the flower area in the course yesterday. It hurt so much like burning that he need to stop playing and go to the hospital immediately .. After an injection, he is feeling better now but still hurt.

I found the same fly in my garden this morning too. Does somebody know what type of insect is this ?


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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Isn't this a small hornet? Hope your friend feels better.
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:37 pm

google hornet.. u will see it.
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:05 pm

Doesn't look like hornet. Hornets have a distinctive large yellow band and that is how they are classified

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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:15 pm

hornets suppose to have a thin mid section.. this one don't have..
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:28 pm

Wasp maybe?

@slicer, hope yr friend is better now
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:30 pm

http://www.insectidentification.org/imgs/insects/wasp-moth.jpg

its a wasp moth.. harmless..
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:43 pm

asahi wrote:
Wasp maybe?

@slicer, hope yr friend is better now

I just called him. He is feeling better now. Thx
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:47 pm

mizzy wrote:
http://www.insectidentification.org/imgs/insects/wasp-moth.jpg

its a wasp moth.. harmless..

If it is a wasp moth and it is harmless .. then it must be something they string him ... Do you have any link that I can read about this wasp moth ? Thx allot.
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi all,

Thank you for the help .. I just found this link since I know it moths .. I wonder whether it poison to harm to human or not ..

http://www.wfu.edu/wfunews/2000/121200a.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:01 pm

I also found this ;

CHARACTERISTICS: Polka Dot Wasp Moths are common to tropical climates and make their North American home in the Southeastern United States, appearing year-round in locales such as Florida.

Though they take on the appearance - and in some cases behavior - of a wasp, the Polka Dot Wasp Moth is only a "wasp" in name. It utilizes this act of mimicry to put off potential predators who are familiar with the wasp's sting. The Polka Dot Wasp Moth is a day-flier.

The Oleander Caterpillar is the Polka Dot Wasp Moth in the larvae stage. These larvae are noted for their defoliation of the poisonous oleander plant common to Florida. Oleander Caterpillars are a bright orange with black hairs and congregate in quantity on oleander leaves.
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:07 pm

After reading, I guess it is really harmless .. Anyway, do be extra careful, if it happen that you need to look for ball in flower area or tall grass ... Thanks for everybody help ..
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:05 am

wow... I actually learnt something about nature and insect species from this thread.. I'm impressed by our forum members..
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:48 am

Thats the one that stung me on the forehead at the GR anniversery at Kranji... well same type the one that stung me died... I made sure of that...... Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:53 am

I kenna "sand flies" bites 2 times out of the 3 times I was at Turf City driving range.
Note the " " 'cos I did not see what bite me.
Had these bumps which were so itchy that I had to see the GP for help.
The marks still stay, maybe 'cos me too delicate liao... <<< kidding! clown

Have a nice Tuesday everybody!!

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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:33 am

Topic OFF Dont want to hijack the thread, but had a new student yesterday, he was last week playing in Indonesia, the Army was training next to the golf course and my student had a bit of shrapnel go through his leg.... now that is tough course conditions!
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:17 am

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Topic OFF Dont want to hijack the thread, but had a new student yesterday, he was last week playing in Indonesia, the Army was training next to the golf course and my student had a bit of shrapnel go through his leg.... now that is tough course conditions!

Wow, would you know the name of the golf course he played in ?
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of this fly !!   Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:45 am

I do but cannot say as liability involved. He very lucky was bending to tee ball could have gone thru head!
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