MORE NASTY BUGS
Added on: 20th Jan 2015
A longstanding human parasite, while they may not cause
excruciating pain or death, their bites can potentially lead to negative
psychological effects and allergic symptoms.
HUMAN BOT FLIES
Human botflies have larvae that can transmit life threatening parasites
to humans. Also known as torsalo or American warble flies, human botflies
are typically transferred by mosquitoes and ticks. When a mosquito
carrying the larva of a human botfly lands on the human skin, it drops off
the larva onto the skin and leaves it there. After a few days, this larva
develops under the layer of the skin and may cause serious infection if not
House centipedes are most known for their pairs of venom claws called
forcipules. Their bites are deemed hazardous to humans because they
are very painful and can cause severe swelling that can last for days.
BLACK SPITTING THICK TAIL SCORPION
Although not technically fitting into the bug category, black-spitting thick
tailed scorpions are among the most dangerous species of scorpions.
Most of them live in South Africa, especially in deserts. They are
most known for their thick tails and thin claws. These scorpions have
the ability to spit out venom through their tails. There stings can cause
pain, paralysis and death among humans.
Well known for carrying Chagas disease, these parasitic bugs often
infect people living in poor, rural parts of the Americas.
Called bullet ants because victims often describe the feeling of being
stung by this ant as equal to the feeling of being shot by a gun, a person
bitten by this ant can feel throbbing and unabated pain that can last for
more than a day.
BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER
Also known as Phoneutria, Brazilian wandering spiders are
venomous and defensive spiders that live in tropical South America and
Central America. In the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records, this type
of spider was named as the most venomous spider in the world
because of its toxicity.
Best known for transmitting malaria as well as other diseases, these
mosquitos have been responsible for numerous epidemics in the
tropical regions of the world.