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Consequences of harvester ant incursion into urbanized areas: A case history of sting anaphylaxis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@article{Klotz2005ConsequencesOH,
  title={Consequences of harvester ant incursion into urbanized areas: A case history of sting anaphylaxis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={John H. Klotz and Justin O. Schmidt and Jacob L. Pinnas and Stephen A. Klotz},
  journal={Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45},
  pages={543-551}
}
Over a two-year period in Arizona, there were 237 reported cases of people stung by ants. Most of these cases were caused by harvester ants and native fire ants, which pose a significant health risk to a small percentage of the population who are allergic to their sting. We report a case of anaphylaxis in Tucson caused by a sting of Pogonomyrmex rugosus. In addition, due to the severity of their sting, harvester ants can also become a nuisance pest when they infest urban environments. A field… 

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