Chrissy Teigen and her daughter got a little too cozy with a tarantula hawk wasp that could have severely injured them both while on vacation in Bali.
The supermodel was on vacation with her husband, John Legend, and two children, when they came across the massive insect.
Teigen had the bug on her arm and sent a video to her millions of social media followers early Thursday morning with the message: "I swear if one of you tells me this is a deadly bug I will vomit."
time for another game of “what’s this bug!?”! pic.twitter.com/hwCAPLB2vv
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 26, 2018
Her followers responded, delivering the bad news that it was a tarantula hawk wasp, which is part of the spider wasp family.
The Tarantula hawk wasp has an extremely painful sting. Female TH Wasps attack tarantula spiders, lay their eggs inside of them, and the eggs slowly eat the spider from the inside.
— Jeremy Kasperson (@jeremykasperson) July 26, 2018
no biggie just a tarantula hawk wasp that can put your arm in a state of paralysis when stung by. pic.twitter.com/cfOSDz9JJy
— blake (@BlakeyMcClure) July 26, 2018
We know a lot of people who play that game for a living! Find them here: https://t.co/Xf2vLkYEuu
— Entomological Society of America (@EntsocAmerica) July 26, 2018
One sting can instantly paralyze your arm.
Once Teigen realized what she was dealing with, she expressed relief.
"Maybe I am Tarzana, queen of the bugs," she tweeted.
Wildlife educator Nathanial "Coyote" Peterson was once stung by a tarantula hawk wasp. He told Inside Edition that as soon as the stinger enters you, the venom "immediately takes hold," adding that it feels like "a Taser, or a lightning bolt shooting into your arm. Immediately it sends you into a state of paralysis. It is pretty intense."