ichneumon wasp

Asked June 11, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

One stung me. How do I know if eggs were injected? IF they were, will I be ok? Should I seek medical attention?

Sarpy County Nebraska

1 Response

First, I want to assure you that there were no eggs injected when the wasp stung you. This wasp only lays its eggs in the bodies of other insects. The redness and swelling is likely due to the small amount of venom from the insect when it stung you. At this point you may want to consult with a physician--not because of the sting but to rule out any secondary infection.