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10 deadliest insects in the world (pictures)

Not many people truly like insects, and for good reasons, they are creepy, they are crawly, and they are just plain pest, but besides the basic reasons to dislike them, they are also a very strong reason, some are quite dangerous to humans. In this article we will be looking at the 10 most deadliest insect in the world.

1) The asian giant hornet

These hornet, which are native to eastern Asia, can grow to be up to 2 inches long with a stinger of 1/4 inch in length. There venom is known for being particularly potent, one sting could kill a human with an allergy, and enough of it could kill a human without one.

2) Fire ant

A bit from a fire ant can be incredibly painful, and cause a burning sensation (hence, “fire” ant) before it forms a pustule.

3) Deer tick

Deer tick are found in many parts of the U.S, and can pose the threat of Lyme diseases.

4) Puss caterpillar

Also known as a flannel moth or pussy moth, the moth is covered with fur, which hides its many Venomous spine.

5) Mosquito

The common mosquito is often considered the most dangerous insect because, it can transmit disease like West Nile, and (more commonly) malaria to its victims.

6) Helminths

Also known as parasitic worms, these organisms feed on living hosts like human, and animals. Their presence weakens the host, and can cause illness like insomnia vomiting, asthma, and can weaken the overall immune system, allowing the host to be expose to other illness, and infections.

7) Assassin caterpillar

This caterpillar is another species of furry moth, and has deadly venomous bristles that protrude from its body.

8) Human botfly

The human botfly is a parasitic insect, and often lives underneath the skin. Female botfly attach their egg to mosquitoes, and muscoid flies.

9) Kissing bug

The bug is found widespread in the Americas, and can carry Chagas disease, which is a parasitic disease that causes a string of symptoms that can get progressively worse.

10) Testes fly

It is found in Africa, a man could suffer from “sleeping sickness”, which include symptoms of headaches, itchiness, and joint pain from its bite.


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