Top 10 Most Dangerous Insects in the World

Top 10 Most Dangerous Insects in the WorldThere are millions of different insects found at various parts of the world. Though all of them are not harmful a few are quite frightening and life threatening. Some are expert in transmitting dangerous diseases while others charges their victims in large numbers. It is the venom which maximum of them passes causes irritation, rashes, pain and other discomfort to the body. Down below is the list of top ten most dangerous insects.

List of Most Dangerous Insects in the World

  1. Anopheles Mosquito
  2. Fleas
  3. Killer Bees
  4. Tse Tse Fly
  5. Fire Ants
  6. Giant Hornet
  7. Wasp
  8. Siafu Ant
  9. Locust
  10. Hemiptera – Kissing Bugs

1. Anopheles Mosquito

Though Anopheles Mosquito is an irritating insect found almost in everyone’s houses. They are not dangerous unless they carry diseases like malaria and dengue. At times these illnesses might result in taking one’s life. Mosquitoes suck human blood and multiply in dirty stagnant water and wastes materials.

2. Fleas

Fleas are invited if one possesses a pet. This insect might not be bigger than the nail even but is known for carrying the famous Yersinia Pestis Bacteria. The particular bacterium has caused million of lives thus proving it to be one of the most dangerous insects on earth. Fleas feed on warm blooded vertebrates and can crawl on an animal or an area quite quickly.

3. Killer Bees

Generally Bees don’t harm human until we try to disturb them but the threat is from the Africanized or Killer Bees. This type swarms over their victims in large numbers and sting him/her causing their life with the least provocation.

4. Tse Tse Fly

Tse Tse Fly is famous for spreading the disease called trypanosomiases or the sleeping sickness among human. Found in Africa, these flies feed on blood and pass the bacteria through their mouth. They almost 34 species of it and resembles a normal house fly. It is the fourth most dangerous insect found for around 250 to 300 thousand people become its prey annually.

5. Fire Ants

Fire Ants are found nesting in sands or in soil and unlike mosquitoes and fly it survives on plants and smaller creepy-crawly creature. However if it happens to bite it gives a “skin on fire” sensation and the area swells up into a painful pustule. 150 lives per day as well as millions of dollars in crop damage make these ants alarming and give a place in the list of most dangerous insects.

6. Giant Hornet

The Giant Hornet is different in size from its other family members. With three inches wing span and two inches body length its venom has eight different chemicals which can damage soft body tissues and produces an odour which attracts other giant hornets towards the wounded. It causes almost 70 people there lives every year.

7. Wasps

Wasps are found almost every place on earth. It normally does not seek human but at times stings when bothered. The problem arises if the person is allergic to its sting because he/she might go into anaphylactic shock which can cause them their life. Though not much, around 50 persons yearly give their lives due to allergic reactions. No doubt it has its name among the dodgiest insects.

8. Saifu Ant

Saifu Ants loves to stay in a collection of 20 million ants and if someone tries to destroy their colony, they won’t leave him/her. The young and old are very vulnerable to a Siafu’s bite claiming 20 to 50 casualties annually.

9. Locust

Belonging to the family of Grasshoppers, Locusts are not a danger to human lives but they are in regards to crops. They strike on crops in swarms of several thousand insects and destroy their growth. At times they are also responsible for spreading plague.

10. Hemiptera – Kissing Bugs

The ten most dangerous insect is none other than the Hemiptera – Kissing Bug. They have distinctive ‘sucking’ mouthparts that resemble tubes and feeds on blood of larger animals. Kissing Bug is infectious because it can transmit Chagas Disease which can make the victim suffer from heart diseases and malfunction of the intestine.

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