First off.. I know fireflies dont typically bite.. I used to run around catching them just like everyone else when I was little. ..I still occasionally have the urge...
Recently i've been getting these bites that are larger than mosquito bites that my father says are spider bites. They could be either, and I didnt worry much about it because i'm pretty good at resisting the urge to scratch them, so they go away. But now i'm a little weirded out. Today I was sitting here a little slouched so that a part of my back was exposed and I felt itching, so I scratched it instinctively. My hand came away with a bug, and that bug was a firefly. I let the firefly outside and shook it off, but now I have an itchy bump where I found that firefly. The bump is exactly like the other ones, shaped funny but mostly like an oval, more firm than mosquito bites, and itchy.
What on earth is this? My mother suggested that it is just a spider or mosquito bite and the firefly was attracted to it for some reason. A friend suggested I was just allergic to a firefly that decided to perch on me for whatever reason. I have never heard of someone being stung or bitten by a firefly and this is very odd! Lol.. Thanks to anyone who can help me with this riddle
Man, I really wish there were other replies to your post because I just got a bump like the ones you described in my armpit and the only bug around that I can see is a firefly. I'm wondering if they're more sinister creatures than we thought. lol
last night i found a firefly crawling on my skin after i took it off my skin started to itch..this morning when i awoke i found two bumps on my skin they are not itchy but its swollen and it looks like if their are fluids inside ..similar to a small burn