Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Urticating Hairs

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_2310

Hairs that cause a stinging or burning sensation in humans or other animals upon contact because they contain poison glands, or simply because the barbed hairs are irritating.

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