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Starr sting pain scale or "A Pain Scale for Bee, Wasp, and Ant Stings" was created by the entomologist Christopher Starr as a scale to compare the overall pain of Hymenopteran stings on a four-point scale [1].

Scale Edit

Rating Insects
1.0 Southern fire ant
2.0 Honey bee, Africanized bee, Bumble bee, Yellowjacket
3.0 Velvet ant, Paper wasp
4.0 Pepsis wasp, Bullet ant

References Edit

Notes Edit

  1. E. Hoyt, T. Schultz (2002). Insect Lives, Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World.

See also Edit

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