Let's please begin with the understanding that I have already sought and received professional medical advice. Also, about two weeks have passed, my heart and lungs still work and nothing has turned black and fallen off, so I seem to be in the clear.
With that said, I have encountered some critter, which had some venom. It seems this critter was in a particularly generous mood, as it decided to share some of its venom with me. It did so quite anonymously as I never felt a thing. In doing so, it left a gorgeous and intriguing example of abstract artwork. I have looked up and found photos of bite marks for a variety of spider types, and even some wasps and ants. None of them look even similar to my colorful example. I am curious as to whom I should express my gratitude for this artwork, and wonder whether this community can assist.
These photos were taken about two days after the mark was first discovered. I would describe the mark as a yellow-green circle about 4 to 5 cm (1.5 to 2 in) in diameter, surrounded by a purple-black ring of 0.5 cm (0.2 in) width, and a further patch of less distinct yellowish coloration for another 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2 in). The central yellow-green portion had a hard mass underneath the skin. An additional small patch of yellowish appeared farther up the leg, about 15 cm (6 in) from the main mark. There was never any pain associated, but there was intense itching.
The date-time window for receiving this bite was the morning of June 4 until the evening of June 5 when the mark was discovered. My location during the window for getting this bite was the general Dayton-Cincinnati area in southwest Ohio, USA. My activities during the window included small boat sailing* at a nearby lake, and then housework** at home.
*Sailing includes: ready boat on trailer, pack Jeep, drive to lake, rig boat, launch boat at ramp, paddle out, try to find wind, drift, hey there's some wind, wheee! Where'd the wind go? drift, paddle back, recover boat at ramp, un-rig boat, drive home, unpack Jeep, sleep.
** Housework includes: dusting, laundry, dishes, vacuum, scrub sinks.