Ferocious flying insects
Anopheles mosquitoes are the only species known to carry malaria.
Asian giant hornet -
Aggressive and fearless, the Asian giant hornet is the honey bee's worst nightmare. But humans have fallen victim to this merciless critter on numerous occasions.
Fleas suck blood from humans, birds, reptiles, and wild and domestic animals. The rat flea is well known as a vector of bubonic plague and flea-borne typhus.
Tsetse fly -
The tsetse is a biological vector of trypanosomes, which causes human sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis.
Africanized bee -
The original "killer bee," Africanized bees are so named after the East African lowland honey bee, which was introduced to Brazil in 1956.
German yellowjacket -
Yellowjacket or yellow jacket is the common name in North America for predatory social wasps. One species stands out, the German yellowjacket.
Tarantula hawk -
Tarantula hawks are armed with one of the most painful stings on the planet.
Warrior wasp -
A sting from one of these insects results in an intense pain that can last up to 30 minutes.
Western yellowjacket -
Though they tend not to sting unless a violent struggle occurs, western yellowjackets nonetheless violently protect their nests and can sting repeatedly.
Tropical carpenter bee -
It looks like a beetle on steroids, doesn't it? And indeed, the tropical carpenter bee is a very large and robust insect. However, it's actually a gentle giant.
Yellow fly -
Again, it's the female you need to watch out for. She's one of the most serious biting fly pests out there. And she's crafty.
Black fly -
A common nuisance for humans, black flies spread several diseases, including the terrible river blindness in Africa.
Red paper wasp -
While not the most agonizing sensation on the block, a sting from one of these guys is often painful and causes localized swelling and itchiness.