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I got a bite on my leg but I only saw something flying when I felt the bite,that looked like an Asian lady beetle. The bite has two holes in the center, raised up in a white welt and has red, hot skin for about two inches around the welt. When I say hot, I mean, actually hot to the touch. The skin around the bite was really hot for the whole first day after I got bitten. It is very itchy. I have had it for two days and although it's not swollen now, it still itches a lot. When I scratch it, the welt returns. I read that Asian lady beetles don't really "bite", they more like pinch or grab with their legs, so even though that's what I saw, that doesn't sound like what I got and it was probably a coincidence that I saw a beetle at the same time that I got bitten. I live in Wisconsin and I'd just like to know what bit me. Do you have any ideas?


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replied September 11th, 2008
Insect Bites Answer A4675
Sorry, but according to your bite description I really don't have any idea what could have bitten you.

You may want to consult a dermatologist about this.


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