The missus was bitten/stung in the palm by this (we think) in NE Scotland this morning. Pain was immediate, described as like getting a pin stuck in her hand. Apparently her first attempt to flick it away failed, and it took her second attempt to remove it. Afterwards, a short black stinger appear to remain embedded and had to be removed with tweezers.
She got fairly immediate swelling (white circle around the site, and red swelling further out). Even 20 minutes later, the swelling and pain remain.
This may or may not be the entirety of the insect.
- Location: NE Scotland (indoors)
- Time of Year: Early October
- Size: Very small. Few mm long at most