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Attacked by Rove beetles
Source: The Star, August 26, 2010
   
 

Georgetown (Penang) Malaysia Four people here fell victims to the nasty orange-black Rove beetles.  They were bitten by the bug inside an apartment which left them swollen hands, legs, face and eyes.  The beetles, usually active during the paddy harvesting season does not actually bite but its secretion is said to be poisonous and acidic which can cause severe inflammation of the skin.


   
     
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