Re: NANFA-- Bite, Sting...? Collecting near Columbus, OH
Sat, 26 May 2001 14:34:00 EDT

In a message dated 5/26/01 11:55:37 AM US Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< At one point during our fish hunting in the Little Darby, I was stung or
bit by something while holding a wet seine pole. It got me under my thumb
on the soft part, so I think whatever it was got trapped between my thumb
and the pole. It stung like a bee sting for a little while, then I forgot
about it. Today, it is a little swollen and itchy like a bee sting or fly
bite. It was pretty cool on Thursday and we didn't see too many flying
insects, not even mosquitos. Seems like I have experienced this before
while seining. Anyone have a clue what it might have been? >>

I stuck my hand in an outdoor aquarium a couple of years ago and got a nasty
sting. Apparently it was from sort of diving beetle that claimed it as home.

They show up voluntarily in my out door ponds even after I have cleaned them
out. Seems like someone on the list told me they fly from one pool of water
to another.

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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