10 Predatory Insects To Avoid At All Costs

Arachnocampa luminosa

Arachnocampa luminosa is a type of gnat living in New Zealand. As an adult, they do not feed whatsoever. As a larvae, however, they are predators that live in dark, secluded areas. Their silk threads hang from the roof of a cave and capture prey alive. Each thread is coated with venom.

Tiger Beetle

The Tiger Beetle is capable of running at 5 miles per hour, and is so fast that it needs to stop every few meters to check for prey, as their eyes cannot process movement that quickly. They tend to feed on smaller animals, and have sharp mandibles to sever limbs from insects.