Feeling the Sting

Entomologist Justin Schmidt has been stung by just about every bug with a stinger and lived to tell the tale.  The result is his Sting Pain Index, a 1-4 scale that describes the intensity of the pain.  One of the worst?  The tarantula hawk wasp.

Justin O. Schmidt on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

Justin O. Schmidt on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

Justin O. Schmidt is a research biologist and professor at the University of Arizona School of Entomology.  He's the creator of Schmidt Sting Pain Index.

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