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What are the three families associated within the order Hymenoptera that have been implicated in hypersensitivity reactions?

- The Apidae
- The Vespidae
- The Formicidae


What stinging insects belong to the Apidae family?

- Honey Bee
- Bumble Bee


What stinging insects are part of the vespid family?

- White Faced Hornet
- Yellow Jacket
- Yellow Hornet
- Wasp


How is a stinging insect hypersensitivity diagnosed?

With a clinical history of a systemic reaction and evidence of specific IgE antibodies to insect venom


What venoms are included in mixed vespids?

- Yellow Jacket
- Yellow Hornet
- White Faced Hornet