Jun 25, 2024, 05:00 PM IST

10 deadliest insects in the world

Pavan Naidu

Bullet Ant

Known for its excruciating sting, the Bullet Ant's venom induces intense pain and can kill insects and other small organisms.

Africanized Honey Bee

These aggressive bees, also called 'killer bees,' swarm relentlessly when provoked, inflicting multiple stings that can be fatal, especially to those allergic.

Tsetse Fly

Found in Africa, this fly transmits sleeping sickness through its bite, causing severe neurological symptoms and potentially leading to death.

Arizona Bark Scorpion

It is one of the few deadliest species whose venom is harmful to humans, and can also lead to death.

Asian Giant Hornet

With potent venom and large size, these hornets can cause multiple organ failure, particularly dangerous due to their aggressive nature.

Driver Ant

Forming massive colonies, these ants are known for their powerful jaws and group attacks, capable of overwhelming larger animals, including humans.

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Considered one of the most venomous spiders globally, their bite can cause intense pain, paralysis, and even death if left untreated.

Maricopa Harvester Ant

Found in the southwestern US, their venom can trigger severe allergic reactions, making them potentially lethal, especially to sensitive individuals.

Kissing Bug

Responsible for spreading Chagas disease, these bugs bite around the lips, transmitting a parasite that affects vital organs and can be life-threatening as well.

Fire Ant

Known for their painful stings and swarming behavior, fire ants can cause severe allergic reactions and, in extreme cases, lead to death.