Level 2: honey bee, yellow jacket wasp, bald-faced hornet; Level 1.5: bullhorn acacia ant; Level 1: fire ant, sweat bee “Level four you don’t want to know,” explains Dr Schmidt. “The pain is so immediate and intense that it shuts down all illusions of life as normal. Imagine sticking a finger in a 240 volt electrical socket.” Rated just beneath the bullet ant for the excruciating, but shorter-lasting nature of its sting is another tiny terror, the tarantula hawk wasp.
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.