The 10 Deadliest Insects In The World

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While insects are not the biggest of animals, some of them can be the deadliest of all known creatures in the entire world. That is a bit shocking all on its own, as the tiniest of bites can be what ends your life, not the most massive of attacks sometimes. Insects have always played a role in history; everything from stories to medical journals have featured bugs in some capacity. Insects, for those who don’t know, have three-sectioned bodies and six legs, so spiders and centipedes do not count. Here are then 10 deadliest insects in the world.


The Hemiptera , which is sometimes known as kissing bugs, tend to feed on plant sap of some kind. However, they have been known to transfer the Chagas Disease, which can be quite deadly to human beings.

Asian Hornet

The Asian Hornet is one of the largest known wasps in the entire world. They can grow up to 3 inches when fully grown, and a single sting has been known to kill an individual. Once they have your scent, they don’t give up.


The Siafu, which are sometimes known as African Ants, have been known to ravage the countryside with just a single colony. They have been known to envelop humans, causing asphyxiation, which takes the lives of 20 to 50 people every single year.


Wasps, which includes hornets and the well known yellow jacket, tend to be quite social in terms of insects. However, those who are allergic to their sting have been known to perish when they don’t receive help in time. Anaphylactic shock is the main cause of death.


Locusts do not kill humans directly, but they are relentless when it comes to consuming their preferred choices of food, which is also the same as what we humans feast on. They can strip thousands of acres worth of crops in a single year.

Fire Ants

To start, there are 150 deaths every single year and millions worth of crop damage every single year done by fire ants, which makes them one of the deadliest types of ants in the entire world. They usually feed on plant life, but are known to swarm and become highly aggressive towards people.

TseTse Fly

The TseTse Fly is a known carrier of the sleeping sickness, which affects 250,000 to 300,00 victims every single year. They bite their victim, and then transmit the disease through their mouths.


Bees are not harmful in most cases, but the introduction of Africanized Honey Bees has ensured the species has become deadly in recent years. There are thousands of deaths every year by bee stings.


Fleas are some of the most annoying insects in the entire world, and their tiny bites don’t mean certain death in most cases. However, they have been known to carry a variety of diseases, all of which kill millions, especially the plague.

Anopheles Mosquito

Mosquitoes are troublesome little insects, and they feed on blood when pregnant. A single mosquito can drive a human insane, but a bite can kill. They transmit malaria on a regular basis, which causes more deaths per year than any insect combined.