Insects are among the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms. There is a variety of insects, many of them are harmless while others are deadliest. Following is the list of 10 most terrifying insects around the world, although all are not deadliest but they may cause extreme fear at first look.

昆虫是地球上最多样化的动物群体之一,其中包括超过一百万种被描述的物种,它们代表着所有已知生物的一半以上。有各种各样的昆虫,其中许多是无害的,而另一些是最致命的。以下是世界上10种最可怕的昆虫,尽管它们都不是最致命的,但它们一开始可能会引起极端的恐惧。

这是世界上最可怕的10种昆虫。

10. New Zealand Weta

新西兰维塔

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This species has produced the world's heaviest insect – and it is terrifying to look at. The largest Weta ever found was in New Zealand and the cricket-like creature weighed in at 2.5 ounces with a 7-inch wing span. The thing is large enough to wrap its arms around a carrot but doesn't really pose any dangers to humans.

这一物种已经产生了世界上最重的昆虫——而且看起来很可怕。迄今为止发现的最大的威塔是在新西兰,而这个像板球一样的生物重2.5盎司,翼展7英寸。这东西足够大,可以用手裹住胡萝卜,但不会对人类造成任何危害。

9. Dengue Mosquito

登革热的蚊子

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The dengue mosquito, or Aedes aegypti, is one of the most deadliest animal in the world. It is the main type of mosquito that transmits dengue fever and is found in many tropical countries around the world. The dengue mosquito does not live or breed in swamps, creeks, rivers, bush land or mangroves. While other types of mosquitoes do, the dengue mosquito only lives where there are people.

登革热蚊子,或埃及伊蚊,是世界上最致命的动物之一。它是传播登革热的主要类型的蚊子,在世界各地的许多热带国家都有发现。登革热蚊子在沼泽、小溪、河流、灌木丛或红树林中不存在或繁殖。虽然其他种类的蚊子也有,但登革热蚊子只生活在有人类的地方。

8. Wasps

黄蜂

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It is neither a bee nor an ant. Including the yellow jackets and hornets within the class, wasps vary in that they are relatively social, generally terrestrial, and almost every sub-species has a specific parasite or pest that it preys upon exclusively. Though wasps do not necessarily seek out humans to sting, it is the oft-allergic sting that does the most damage. Many people go into anaphylactic shock and die because of a single wasp sting.

它既不是蜜蜂也不是蚂蚁。包括黄色的外套和黄蜂,黄蜂的不同之处在于它们相对来说是社会性的,通常是陆生的,而且几乎每个亚种都有一种特殊的寄生虫或害虫。虽然黄蜂并不一定要寻找人类来刺痛,但它是最严重的过敏性刺痛。许多人因为一种黄蜂刺痛而进入过敏性休克并死亡。

7. Kissing Bugs

接吻的虫子

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These little monsters are known for sucking on vertebrae blood. They're also known for infecting humans with Chagas disease. They are also known as conenose bugs, assassin bugs, or triatomines. They are mainly found and widespread in the Americas, with a few species present in Asia, Africa, and Australia.

这些小怪物以吸血而闻名。他们还因感染人类感染恰加斯病而闻名。它们也被称为conenose bugs, assassin bugs,或triatomines。它们主要分布在美洲,分布在亚洲、非洲和澳大利亚。

6. Heterometrus

巨型森林蝎子

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Heterometrus, also known as giant forest scorpions, is a genus of scorpion belonging to the family Scorpionidae. It is distributed widely across tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and China. It is notable for containing some of the largest living species of scorpions. It's sting causes local pain, inflammation, oedema, swelling and redness of the skin, lasting for hours to a few days.

异种,也被称为巨型森林蝎子,是属于蝎子科的蝎子属。它广泛分布于热带和亚热带的东南亚,包括柬埔寨、老挝、泰国、越南、印度、斯里兰卡、尼泊尔和中国。值得注意的是,它包含了一些现存的最大的蝎子。它会引起局部疼痛,发炎,水肿,肿胀和皮肤发红,持续数小时到几天。

5. Bullet Ants

子弹蚁

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Also known as the 24 Ant, for the 24 hours of pain you endure if you're unlucky enough to be stung by one of these tiny monsters. The pain caused by this insect's sting is purported to be greater than that of any other Hymenopteran. It is described as causing “waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours”.

也被称为24号蚂蚁,如果你不幸被这些小怪物蛰了,你将忍受24小时的痛苦。这种昆虫叮咬引起的疼痛据说比任何其他的膜翅目昆虫都要大。它被描述为导致“燃烧,悸动,所有的疼痛持续了24小时”。

4. Hornet

大黄蜂

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Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps; some species can reach up to 5.6 cm in length. The true hornets make up the genus Vespa and are distinguished from other vespines by the width of the vertex, which is proportionally larger in Vespa and by the anteriorly rounded gasters. Hornet stings are more painful to humans than typical wasp stings because hornet venom contains a large amount (5%) of acetylcholine. Individual hornets can sting multiple times; unlike typical bees, hornets and wasps do not die after stinging because their stingers are not barbed and are not pulled out of their bodies.

大黄蜂是最大的群居黄蜂;有些品种的长度可达5.6厘米。真正的大黄蜂组成了黄蜂的属,与其他的黄蜂不同的是它的顶点的宽度,在Vespa和前面的圆形的gasters中比例更大。黄蜂刺痛比典型的黄蜂刺更痛,因为大黄蜂的毒液含有大量(5%)的乙酰胆碱。单个黄蜂可以刺多次;与典型的蜜蜂不同,黄蜂和黄蜂不会在刺死后死去,因为它们的螫刺不会被倒刺,也不会被从身体上拉出来。

3. Centipedes

蜈蚣

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Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are elongated metameric animals with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300. There are estimated to be 8,000 species of centipede worldwide. They look really weird, but they are actually good because they eat other insects and even some spiders. They are responsible for many deaths every year. Their bite will not hurt a normal person, but if you are allergic to the venom they produce, then you will be in serious trouble. These tiny things bite rarely, but it is never too bad to be careful now is it?

蜈蚣是一种节肢动物。它们是一种细长的体细胞,每具体节有一条腿。尽管有这个名字,蜈蚣可以有不同数量的腿从20岁以下到300多岁。据估计,全世界有8000种蜈蚣。它们看起来很奇怪,但实际上它们很好,因为它们吃其他昆虫,甚至一些蜘蛛。他们每年都要为许多人的死亡负责。他们的咬伤不会伤害正常人,但是如果你对他们产生的毒液过敏,那么你就会有严重的麻烦。这些微小的东西很少咬人,但现在小心也不坏,是吗?

2. Tarantula

狼蛛

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Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. Their sizes range from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate when the legs are fully extended. All tarantulas are venomous, few species have been claimed to cause human fatalities, though some bites cause serious discomfort that might persist for several days. Despite their often threatening appearance and reputation, no tarantula has been known to have a bite that is deadly to humans.

狼蛛组成了一群毛茸茸的、非常大的蛛形纲动物,属于蛛形科,其中大约有900种已经被发现。它们的大小范围从很小的指甲到大的餐盘,当腿完全伸展时。所有狼蛛都是有毒的,很少有物种声称会导致人类死亡,尽管一些叮咬会引起严重的不适,可能会持续好几天。尽管狼蛛经常威胁外貌和名誉,但它的咬伤对人类来说是致命的。

1. Deathstalker

死亡追踪者

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The deathstalker is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family. It is also known as Palestine yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion, Israeli desert scorpion and numerous other colloquial names. It is regarded as a highly dangerous species because its venom is a powerful mixture of neurotoxins, with a low lethal dose. Residing primarily in North Africa and the Middle East is responsible for over 75% of scorpion related deaths every year. Although healthy adults usually only feel unbearable pain, children that are envenomated suffer fever, coma, convulsions, and paralysis before their lungs fill up and they drown in their own fluids.

“死亡追踪者”是一种蝎子,是布氏家族的成员。它也被称为巴勒斯坦黄色蝎子,Omdurman scorpion,以色列沙漠蝎子和许多其他的口语名字。它被认为是一种高度危险的物种,因为它的毒液是一种强大的神经毒素混合物,具有低致死剂量。主要居住在北非和中东地区,每年有超过75%的蝎子死亡。虽然健康的成年人通常只会感到难以忍受的疼痛,但那些被感染的儿童在他们的肺充满之前会发烧、昏迷、抽搐和瘫痪,他们会被自己的液体淹死。