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Arthropod stings and bites

5 June 2012, by DOMPMARTIN A.

Arthropods are invertebrate animals whose bodies are divided into segments covered with a cuticle or outer skeleton [9]. Depending on their mouthparts, they can be divided into the chelicerates which include arachnids (spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks and harvest mites) and the mandibulates or antennates which includes both winged and other insects and millipedes. A distinction is generally made between bites, in which mouthparts are used to inoculate venom, and stings, for which a specific apparatus or "stinger" generally situated in the posterior part of the animal is used.

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