New books deliver double dose of venomous animal facts

‘Venomous’ and ‘The Sting of the Wild’ delve into the secrets of noxious biochemical cocktails

Cow killer ant

OUCH  Dasymutilla occidentalis, commonly known as the cow killer ant based on its painful sting, is actually a flightless wasp. The wasp and other venomous critters are the subjects of two new books.

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