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World's deadliest Insects

Insects have always creeped us out in more ways than one! Here's a list of the world's deadliest insects that you should know about!

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Anopheles Mosquito

Anopheles Mosquito

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and can lay millions of eggs at one time. Anopheles mosquito is responsible for blood-borne diseases such as malaria which causes more number of deaths than any other insect.

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Tsetse Fly

Tsetse Fly

This fly feeds on the blood of vertebrate animals. They live in Africa and carry a chemical called trypanosome which causes sleeping sickness among humans.

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Bot Fly

Bot Fly

This fly's larvae leaves an intestinal parasite in mammalian cells and tissues which grows in the flesh of humans and other mammals. They actually do not kill the host animal but the presence of spines on larvae can lead to extremely painful sub epidermal condition in skin as they keep penetrating damaging the skin tissue

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Siafu Ants

Siafu Ants

These ants move in colonies. They have strong jaws that leave two puncture wounds. Although they typically do not kill humans, a large number can easily kill or immobilize small animals.

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Bullet Ant

Bullet Ant

Belonging to the largest ant family in the world, bullet ants are named after their harsh sting that leaves the victim feeling the same pain as that of a shot by a bullet.

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Fire Ants

Fire Ants

Fire ants bite and spray formic acid on attackers, causing irritation, pain, and in extreme cases death.

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Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

The Brown Recluse's bite destroys tissue and can cause lesions that take months to heal! Cringe

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Fleas

Fleas

Fleas suck blood for the bodies of humans, birds, reptiles,etc. They make itching spots on the skin of hosts. Young fleas can drink blood more than 15 times of their total body weight!

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Kissing Bug

Kissing Bug

Kissing bugs bite the lip of humans while they sleep hence, getting their infamous name. The bite of kissing bites makes instant changes within body, cause welts and rashes. The kissing bug disease or ‘changas’ kills 12000 people every year

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Assassin Bugs

Assassin Bugs

These bugs are parasitic in nature and are known for carrying chagas disease, infecting people living in rural parts of America.