Top 10 Deadliest Insects In The World


Although insects aren’t the deadliest creatures in the world, there are a few that will definitely kill you under certain circumstances. Be it because of their venom or because of how people react to them, the insects we will soon talk about are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. So without further ado, here are the ten deadliest insects in the world in terms of fatalities recorded around the world every year.


Also referred to as ‘kissing bugs’, Hemiptera insects have distinctive mouthparts that resemble tubes, mouthparts they use mostly for sucking. While most of these insects feed on plants, there are some who have evolved to feed on blood from larger animals. As it often happens with bloodsucking insects, Hemiptera bugs transmit a variety of diseases, including the Chagas disease which is often fatal.