Africanised Honey Bee
They look like a normal sweet little honey bee you would find in your back garden but they are NOT. If you so much as casually walk past their hive they will chase you, swarming all around you, for half a mile. If you jump into water, they will wait for you to come up for air. If you swat at them, more will follow the scent of crushed bee. The only way to escape this terror is just to outrun them.
Why they are terrifying: The scariest thing about these bees is that we invented them. We can’t blame mother nature for this one. Some horrible scientist wanted to create a honey bee that could survive in the jungle, so he crossed a honey bee, with an African bee, and created the devil in bee form, which can survive in the jungle. They are also spreading. They now cover all of South America, and are making their way up the United States. Thanks, humanity.
Found all over North Africa and the Middle East, these spiders grow up to 6 inches long. Although commonly known as a spider, they are not techinically a spider, but I doubt that’s top of people’s priority list when faced with one of these.
Why they are terrifying: Their jaws can be as big as a third of their body length, and although not deadly to humans, they pack a painful bite. They rose to fame when American soldiers in Afghanistan kept finding them seeking shade in their boots. What a nice surprise!
Japanese Giant Hornet
All hornets are bad, but asian hornets may be the worst. With an average body length of 5 cm and a wing span of 7.5 cm, they are way too big. They’re predatory and feed off other insects, often attacking honey bee hives to eat their young.
Why they are terrifying: Because their sting could kill you and their venom is powerful enough to disintegrate human flesh. One unlucky sting victim told National Geographic said, “it’s like a hot nail through my leg.”
These guys look like normal flies crossed with bumble bees, and are kinda cute. There are many different types including, the deer bot fly (pictured), the horse bot fly, and the human bot fly… uh oh.
Why they are terrifying: They lay their eggs in flesh. Living flesh. A lot like the flesh you’re covered in right now. And then the maggoty larva hatches and burrows out of your flesh. We have decided not to picture this because it is too scary, search only if you want nightmares forever. They are actually pretty harmless if you don’t mind watching a maggot wiggle out of your skin.
The biggest of all the spiders. They hunt by laying a “silk welcome mat” at the entrance to their burrows. They can sense when a careless mouse runs over it and then BAM, bye bye mouse.
Why they are terrifying: Because they are a foot across. That’s bigger than your face. They also have fangs an inch long *shudder*. Despite this their bite apparently feels similar to a bee sting, and no reported human deaths by goliath spiders have ever been reported.