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10 Of The Most Dangerous Insects In The World



It has long been documented that bugs are the most diverse and most abundant group of organisms. In our world, over 950,000 different types of living insects are known. The large number of species of insects that exist in our world today play a very important role in our ecosystem. While a majority of insects are harmless, some are particularly good at injecting venom, transmitting disease or just usually being a nuisance. Take a look at some of the most dangerous insects in the world.

Army Ants

Army ants are well-known for their aggression, particularly as predators. They make colonies that move from one place to another. Army ants constantly move during the daytime, preying upon small vertebrates. Actually, the whole colony put together can eat 500,000 prey animals every day.

Puss Caterpillars

While puss caterpillars look furry and cute, do not be fooled. Their fur hides spines that can cause a very painful reaction upon contact with skin and sometime difficulty breathing, numbness and chest pain.