The most horrifying insects

Screwworm

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Screwworm infestation is transmitted by
the female fly that lays her eggs on a
superficial wound, but occasionally on
unbroken soft skin, especially if it has
blood or mucous discharge on its surface.
Eggs are deposited in batches of 150 to 500
and hatch in about 15 hours.

insect in eye


Source http://www.smileosmile.com/amazing/u-require-real-guts-to-see/

African Bees

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Also called killer bees, are descendants of 26
Tanzanian queen bees that bred with other species
after they were accidentally released from a hive
in Brazil. What makes the bees deadly is their
defensive nature and tendency to swarm.

Source http://listverse.com/2008/05/25/9-small-but-incredibly-dangerous-creatures/

Bullet ant - Conga Ant

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Conga Ant defending its home - Ecuador
Conga Ants, also called Bullet Ants or
24-hour ants, are reputed to have the
most toxic venom of any insect. These
large ants are not generally agressive,
but they will defend their nests.
The excruciating pain from their
bites can last up to 24 hours.

Source http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/tp/schmidt_sting_index.htm

Cicada killer wasp

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They capture cicadas, paralyze them with venom,
and provision their burrows with the still-living insects

Source http://www.cirrusimage.com/hymenoptera_cicada_killer.htm

Cow killer ant

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Technically a wasp, the cow killer is named
for its exceedingly painful sting, which probably
couldn’t really kill a cow, but it’s so nasty that
you wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

Source http://www.greensborobirds.com/2008/07/19/what-the-chickens-found-cow-killer-ant/

Tarantula hawk

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tarantula hawk

Tarantula hawks, two-to-three-inch-long wasps
with metallic blue black bodies and striking,
bright orange wings, kill tarantulas to feed
their young. The fight between the wasps and
the much-larger and heavier spiders is a dramatic one.
A female tarantula hawk lures a tarantula out of its
burrow, probably by plucking the silken web lines.
When the spider rushes out, the wasp hops on its
abdomen and paralyzes the tarantula with one or more
jabs of its half-inch-long stinger.

Source http://walkaboutstory.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/

  • Ensx
  • October 16, 2009, 11:55 am
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    Some bot fly videos:

    • sowhat
    • October 26, 2009, 1:50 pm
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    Spider wasp

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    Spider Wasp dragging a paralyzed male Rain Spider
    up the wall outside my house. The wasp is extremely strong.
    Not only is she dragging the spider up a vertical surface,
    the spider's legs are clinging to the same wall, offering
    considerable resistance. The wasp is also extremely fit.
    She's been dragging this spider a distance of 28 meters
    through grass, up steep embankments, through the webs of
    other spiders and up two walls.

    Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/rooivalk/450821054/

    • Mime
    • October 17, 2009, 1:51 am
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    Eye Worm Loa loa filariasis
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    • xdvx
    • October 25, 2009, 12:22 pm
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    The eye was disturbing...

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    agree..that was nasty

    • Stoy
    • October 16, 2009, 3:42 pm
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    i kind of liked it..but it was also disturbing and it made my eyes water

    • jesse22
    • October 16, 2009, 5:57 pm
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    How would u feel if knew u had a worm living in your eye though? Thats like typical nightmare material

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    Ouch! fully agree with the name +3

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    the eye thing was.... yeah =/

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    They are huge... ouch ! :/

    • Ensx
    • October 27, 2009, 12:56 am
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    Screw-worm females lay 250-500 eggs in the exposed flesh of warm-blooded animals, including humans, such as in wounds and the navels of newly-born animals. The larvae hatch and burrow into the surrounding tissue as they feed. If the wound is disturbed during this time the larvae burrow or "screw" deeper into the flesh, which is the source of the insect's name. The maggots are capable of causing severe tissue damage or even death to the host. Approximately three to seven days after hatching the larvae fall to the ground to pupate. The pupae reach the adult stage about seven days later. Female screw-worm flies mate four to five days after hatching. The entire life cycle is approximately twenty days. A female can lay up to 3,000 eggs and fly up to 200 km (125 miles) during her life.

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    • Tiggy
    • November 1, 2009, 5:11 am
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    i had a spider wasp and a spider in my shirt, fighting! very painful, stung by both like 8 times. luckily they were only small ones.

    • North
    • November 4, 2009, 3:37 am
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    * throws uyp intensly with a passion

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    i would love to see the fight between a spider and a wasp. +3

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    i nearly did the same as tacotheif for real!!!

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    Buhuhuhuhuhhuh *sudders*

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    .... im going to... ugh *pukes* oh man thats so disturbing

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    I liked it..but the eye one was disturbing and it made my eyes water :P

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    i had a bot fly in my scalp when i went to brazil i freaked me out

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    omg that looks horribly painful !!

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    eurgh wrong in so many ways ...

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    wtf! that is the most disgusting thing i have ever seen! and i have seen someone cut their flesh off right down to the bone! Dude!

    • Tiggy
    • December 7, 2009, 12:43 pm
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    eu

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    • January 4, 2010, 11:57 pm
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