10 Most Painful Insect Bites And Stings


  1. I watched a video where this guy lets insects bite him and he said by far the worst was the Japanese Giant Hornet it hurt for over 24 hours and his whole arm swelled to twice it’s size, I watched him drop to his knees screaming what a idiot lol no

    1. I was stung by one last night- it’s been over 12 hours and I’m still in excruciating pain. No sleep whatsoever. These guys are no joke!

  2. I have been stung by all of the insects on this list that live in the United States. While the Tarantula hawk sting is excruciating, the fact that it eases fairly quickly makes it much less severe than a puss caterpillar. I literally smashed a push caterpillar with the base of my hand and my wrist many years ago. It left a perfect red raised impression in the shape of the caterpillar on the sting location. Every stinger must have penetrated my skin. The pain made me vomit and was still in almost full force until the next day. I got no sleep the first night and the arm was completely useless for more than 24 hours. I cant imagine worse pain.

    Ted Strecker.

    1. I was sitting on the bench outside of my house one day in a pus caterpillar crawled into my pants worst pain I’ve ever felt besides a centipede bite

  3. Stung on the bottom of my foot by a European Hornet!!! By far and away worse sting I ever took. Nothing else even close. Been hit by every wasp and bee and yellowjacket around! These guys bring the pain!!!

  4. And bullet ants have the third most painful sting after the giant hornet and the executioner wasp so that means your stupid

  5. What about scorpion stings, to me that is the worst sting ever. I have never said that before on this or any other site.

  6. I was visiting Puerto Rico for vacation when I got stung by a bullet ant. The pain was very excruciating and I felt like I was dying. The ants have one of the worst pains insects can cause. I feel so bad for the people who do insect bite and stings for fun.

  7. I was bitten or stung almost a year ago by something on my middle finger. I am an adult and I cried…it hurt for a few days…but now, a year later…I am having issues with that same finger, down past the knuckle into my hand….I don’t even know what it was so I can’t look up anything. I live in Central Texas.

  8. Where is the velvet ant (cow killer ant)? The females have a stinger about an inch long and the pain can last for like 30 minutes.

  9. Saddleback caterpillar. I screamed and cried without stopping for about an hour. It was even worse than a copperhead bite, even though that bite was on my breast.

  10. So I was going to get wine but then when I opened it a Yellowjacket was in the wine bottle and stung me. It was really painful.

  11. I was stung / bitten by an Amazon giant centipede, it wasn’t as bad initially in contrast with what I expected it to be judging by what I had read, however it did get worse over time with swelling and discolouration which was a bit scary. The discomfort probably lasted a day. The worse bites for me were the swarm of mosquitoes that got me a month later ~ I thought my whole body was on fire and felt like I was going crazy with itching absolutely horrible.

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