Top 9 Most Dangerous Insects in the World

Bullet ants

Native to the rainforests of Central and South America, bullet ants inflict the most painful sting of any insect.

Kissing bugs

Native to the rainforests of Central and South America, bullet ants inflict the most painful sting of any insect.

Tsetse flies

Found only in Africa, these blood-sucking insects transmit sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease.

Mosquitoes

Responsible for spreading malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus, mosquitoes cause over a million deaths each year.

Fire ants

Originally from South America, fire ants have spread worldwide and can cause severe allergic reactions and even death.

Assassin bugs

Capable of killing prey much larger than themselves, assassin bugs can also carry parasites that cause Chagas disease.

Africanized honey bees

Dubbed "killer bees," these bees attack en masse and are responsible for hundreds of deaths in the Americas.

Cone snails

Though not insects, these marine snails carry toxic venom that can cause paralysis and death.

Driver ants

Found in Africa, driver ants form massive colonies and are capable of killing small animals and even humans.

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