Which type of species scares you most? Wild animals or insects. Wild animal will be your answer. But, do you know that many insects sting can cause many deadly diseases. Without proper treatment, insect bites can even lead to death. Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous insects in the world.
10. Bullet Ant
The bullet ant is the largest in the world. They are found mainly in the rain forests of Nicaragua and Paraguay. Bullet ants named for their painful bites. After the bitten victim feels like he is being shot. In fact, the sting of an ant is 30 times more severe than that of a wasp or honey bee.
One-inch bullet ants are also known as ’24-hour ants’ by locals. It is because the pain of one full day is followed by its pain. Each ant colony contains hundreds of members. They usually build a nest under large trees. Bull ants also emit a foul odor when they detect any prey. If that strategy doesn’t chase predators, they’ll attack with a powerful dose.
9. Bot Fly
Botflies larvae are the internal parasite of mammals. Unfortunately, harmful larvae also live under the human skin and cause terrible consequences. The largest human bot found in Central and South America. ‘Myiasis’ known as parasite infestation makes severe changes in the skin tissues.
The young female bot flies lay eggs in the skin of mammals. The larvae penetrate the skin and remain in the underside of a person’s skin for more than 60 days. Patients could feel the movement of larvae under their skin. When the larvae develop, they are released from the body.
Fleas are external parasites that suck blood from humans, birds, reptiles and wild and domestic animals. Ticks can cause itching on animal skin. Flies are only the size of a pen title and reproduce quickly. Each female ostrich lays up to 2000 eggs during her lifetime.
There are 2,000 known species of flies in the world. Small fleas can consume up to 15 times their body weight. The bites on the human body result in red spots. They were usually found on the waist, knees, and elbows. Bite of fleas are very itchy and can lead to infection.
7. Fire Ants
There are 285 different species of ants in the world. When disturbed, they would bite the intruder repeatedly. The fire ant stings very badly too. The white pustule caused by fire bites lasts for weeks. Their toxins can cause a number of skin problems. Fire ants often attack a group of ten to hundreds of ants. The poison of fire ants also causes allergic reactions
6. Kissing Bugs
Kissing bugs grow by sucking the blood of vertebrates. Kissing bugs named after their habit of biting the human lip while asleep. They also transmit a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi. The kissing bug disease or ‘changas’ kills 12000 people every year.
Changa disease spread to animals and pets in a similar way. Refreshing insect bites cause rapid changes in the victim’s body such as welts and rashes.
5. Giant Japanese Hornet
Giant Japanese Hornet is the largest species in the world. They grow up to a size of 2 inches. Each year at least 40 deaths are recorded in Japan cause of hornets. Japanese Hornet venom can cause allergies and dissolve tissues in a short period of time. Repeated stabbings by a group of Hornets can also lead to death.
Japanese hornets are very aggressive and fearless. Each Japanese Hornet colony has about 700 members. They feed on bee larvae in a significant amount. They have the ability to eliminate up to 40 bees per minute.
4. Tsetse Flies
Tsetse Flies are the deadliest biting insect found in Africa. They feed mainly the blood of vertebrates. The most dangerous insects inject powerful toxins in each string. It is estimated that about half a million people lost their lives to cause of tsetse flies in Africa. In the first stage, the poisoning of tsetse flies can make the victim sick. But it can lead to death without proper treatment.
3. Killer Bees
Killer bees are also known as Africanized honey bees. It is one of the most aggressive and dominant insects on earth. A group of deadly bees follows the victim for more than 1 mile. They attacked the group and made repeated sting.
Deadly bees direct the human face and eyes. Their toxicity is not so dangerous. But a attack of deadly bee stings can cause even death. They live in large colonies with over 800,000 members. Once disturbed, bees are warned for the next 24 hours and may attack any animals or humans that enter their territory.
2. Driver Ants
Driver ant has a larger colony than any other insect in the world. Each driver ant can have up to 22 million members. Even the elephants would run away from the attack driver ant. They try to get rid of any animals that get in their way.
Driver ants usually kill thousands of different animals during a single attack. They inflicted repeated wounds on animals and humans using their strong cords. Driver ants also attack other insects’ nests in search of food and kill themselves.
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous insect species on Earth. This most dangerous insect causes the death of one million people every year by transmitting the deadly malaria virus. Mosquitoes carry malaria parasites from one place to another, and they transmit the virus to the victim’s blood by biting it. The WHO estimates that every 30 seconds, a child dies from malaria and another 500 million cases of malaria each year.
Malaria is a blood-borne disease. The disease will not be affected by contact with a sick person. It was spread by parasites, especially by mosquito bites. In addition to mosquitoes, mosquitoes also spread dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis, and West Nile virus.