Most Painful Insect Bites and Stings

The Top Ten

1 Bullet Ant

It is undescribable pain coming at you in waves of fury. Like you are being engulfed in red-hot flames while being jabbed by dozens of spiky nails

Like being shot

And...

Pure Intense Brilliant Pain
Like walking over flaming charcoal with a 3 inch rusty nail grinding in your heel.

You almost want the bite to kill you because of pain.

It's like being shot.

2 Warrior Wasp

Torture.
You are chained in the flow of an active volcano.

3 Tarantula Hawk

Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric.
A running hair dryer has been dropped into your bubblebath.

May or may not be voting because of the *shivers* cazadores, in Fallout: New Vegas.

4 Velvet Ant

Explosive and long lasting, you sound insane as you scream.
Hot oil from the deep frying spilling over your entire hand.

Worst then any wasp sting and I've been stung by many. Wanted to amputate my thumb.

5 Red Paper Wasp

Caustic and burning, with a "distinctly bitter aftertaste".
Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.

6 Yellow Jacket

Hot and smoky, almost irreverent.
Imagine W.C. Fields extinguishing a cigar with your tongue.

7 Asian Giant Hornet

This has been confirmed more painful than a bullet ant

It's like a narrow hot nail being driven into your body.

8 Trapjaw Ant

It's instantaneous and excruciating.
As if a rat trap snapped your index fingernail.

9 Executioner Wasp

This is considered the worst and most painful insect sting ever.
Worse than the bullet ant or Asian giant hornet.
It’s been described as feeling like ripping skin and flesh apart.

This should be ranked on the sting pain index.

I think its number one

It’s on here twice no wonder it’s the most painful insect sting known to man.
It says it’s burning and searing and feels like being submerged in lava.
Painful.

10 Red Fire Ant

I stepped on a fire ant hill and didn't know it, it was super painful

I got bitten by red ants last summer man it hurt

I remember once when I was a little kid, one summer day, I remember falling in a fire ant hill, I remember the ants were biting me on my leg, and I remember it was super painful, I think I remember it felt like someone was pitching me very hard or hurting me

They can kill you.

The Contenders

11 White Faced Bee

If this is the same critter as White-Face or Bald-Face Hornet, it's one of the angriest, nastiest, most persistent little hell hounds on the planet. Piss'em off, and they'll chase you all the way to Hades.

It's basically the Bald-Faced Hornet, and its sting is like getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.

It’s actually known as the Anthophorid bee, and it’s not very painful.
It should be WAY Lower on the list, it’s like biting a tiny part of your earlobe.
Way less painful than getting your ears pierced.

12 Deer Fly

These flies are some of the most annoying, persistent and hurtful flies around.
Never mind a mosquito, these things really cut through skin, and feed on blood like vampires.
Hoping you don't get cursed.

I've been bitten by these flies, it feels like a flu shot.
They literally rip through skin and drink blood.
Rarely do they ever cause sickness.

Imagine someone dropped a cigarette on you while you were biking.

13 Honey Bee

Today While on vacation in mexico I was on the beach barefoot and I stepped on a bee it hurt bad, still sore where I got stung I almost cried it hurt

This is a sting we're very familiar about, and it's like a match covered in lye and sulfuric acid landed on your skin and burned it.
But it's not too bad like some of the other insects out there.

Burning, corrosive, but you can handle it.
A flaming match head lands on your arm and is quenched first with lye and then sulfuric acid.

I stepped on a bee and got stung on the foot it hurt badly

14 Bulldog Ant

It's like a dog bit you in a sensitive spot.

15 Fierce Black Polybia Wasp

Like a ritual gone wrong, Satanic.
The gas lamp in the old church explodes in your face when you light it.

16 Polybia Wasp

This is referring to the Ferocious Polybia Wasp.
Which doesn't come close to the pain of the Fierce Black Polybia Wasp.

Like a trick gone wrong, your butt is a target for a bb-gun.
Bull's Eye!

17 Southern Fire Ant

It happens on the third day, as you reach for the light switch, and you're wondering
When will you ever learn?

They should be friendly with that southern hospitality

18 Argentine Harvester Ant

A ferocious pang, and it lasts 12 hours.
Flesh-eating bacteria dissolve your muscles, one by precious one.

19 Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar

A caterpillar has 6 true legs and 10 false pseudo legs, so it counts as an insect as well.
It’s the worst pain you could get from an animal though,

A.k.a. the puss caterpillar. They have hairs that deliver stings giving you unbearable pain for hours to days.

20 Harvester Ant

Bold and unrelenting, Somebody is using a power drill to remove your ingrown toenail.

21 Maricopa Harvester Ant

It's like when you've spent 8 hours using a drill to get rid of your ingrown toenail, and then it got wedged in your toe.

22 Unstable Paper Wasp

Like a dinner guest who stays too long, the pain drones on.
A hot dutch oven lands on your hand and you can't get it off.

23 Giant Paper Wasp

I got stung by a waso today while on vacation it hurt so badly I still sore on the spot where I got stung, I was stung 5 times by the same wasp I had to get out of the area I cried in pain

There are "gods", and they do throw their thunderbolts.
Poseidon/Neptune has rammed his trident into your breast.

I was stung by the same wasp twice it hurt really badly

24 Red-Headed Paper Wasp

Immediate, irrationally intense and unrelenting.
This is the closest you will come to seeing the blue of a flame from within the fire.

25 Yellow Fire Wasp

An odd, distressing pain.
Tiny blowtorches kiss your arms and legs.

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