Spitting Beetles

Last night when getting Abigail ready for bed, we noticed about 7 small blisters on her chest, just below the neckline.  She was acting completely normal, not itching them, not complaining, not even appearing to notice them.  We gave her some Benedryl and decided to see how they looked in the morning.

spitting beetle


By the morning (pictured above) a few of the smaller blisters had dried out, and the bigger ones looked better too.  Later in the morning, we saw in town a friend who has lived in the area almost her whole life.  She instantly diagnosed the work of a spitting beetle!  She said that only one of the various types of spitting beetles in the area spits strong acid, so apparently – based on Abi’s mild response – she only encountered a mild variety.  Thank the Lord!

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