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Updated by Alexander Crawley on Dec 17, 2019
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6 Horrifying Bugs You Need to Know About

It’s documented that insects are the most diverse group of organisms in the world. The numbers of species of bugs are bigger than any other group of animals known to man. And did you know that there are more than 900K different kinds of living insects recognized? Quite expectedly, many of those are dangerous to us and can be found in our gardens. Here are six of the most horrifying bugs out there. Just look at the list and be amazed how hazardous could these small living beings be.

1

Human Bot Fly

Human Bot Fly

Found pretty much everywhere, the human bot fly lays its eggs on insects like mosquitoes or horseflies. The carrier insect then makes contact with people and transfers the eggs onto the human skin. The eggs are heated by the body temperature and hatch. The larvae drop onto the skin and dig themselves under the skin. Even if you’re not generally scared of all types of bugs but that definitely deserves an exception!

2

Army or Soldier Ant

Army or Soldier Ant

It originates in the Amazon Basin. There are many subfamilies of that species, but the army ants are the most popular. These ants are huge, reaching half an inch in length (1,2 centimetres). They also have strong machete-like jaws, making up half the ant's length. The most interesting fact about these insects is that they are completely blind, yet they can literally dismantle any living thing that crosses their path. They are called army ants because their colony consists of over one million insects. They bivouac down in a single place while the new eggs hatch and don’t make permanent hives like the other ants.

3

European Wasps

European Wasps

These are probably the biggest pests that ever existed. They can be found all over the globe, and the warm climate in Australia keeps these wasps active all year long, while in other countries with clearly defined seasons they are dormant all winter. European wasps are social wasps and they are extremely aggressive, they can sting multiple times, and they are not afraid of people. It’s dangerous to remove a wasp nest on your own, so be careful and follow all safety advice or leave the job to an insured pest control specialist. They have all the needed protective gear and knowledge necessary to perform the job without endangering their lives.

4

Japanese Giant Hornet

Japanese Giant Hornet

The Japanese hornet is a really big insect. But the scariest thing about it is that it sprays flesh-eating poison into your eyes. And the worst thing is that the poison contains a pheromone cocktail that alerts every hornet in the hive to come and pick on you. That horrible experience continues until, for the lack of better words, you are no longer alive. And just FYI, these insects fly fifty miles (80 kilometers) per hour, so you can’t outrun them.

5

Africanized Honey Bee

Africanized Honey Bee

Africanized bees, or killer bees, as they are more commonly known as, live in Central and South America. It lives in Central and South America. There is no difference physical between the common European bee and an Africanized bee. The only difference is in their behaviour. Regular bees will give you about nine seconds before attacking you. You can walk past them but if you do get them after you, they will chase you for about 300 feet (100 meters). Africanized bees on the other hand give you only half a second to get away from them before hundreds or thousands of them attack you. When you run they will pursue you for over half a mile (800 meters).

6

Bullet Ant

Bullet Ant

They live in Rainforests from Nicaragua to Paraguay. The bullet ant sting feels like getting shot, hence the catchy name. These ants live in trees and can fall on you to scare you, protecting their hives. But before they do that, bullet ants will shriek at you. Yes, ants can shriek.